The title story is familiar to that select public that knows Classics of the American Shooting Field, and to them it will be welcome news that for the first time Nash Buckingham's stories are brought together in one volume. Stories of gunning over field and wood and lake and stream, -- ducks and geese and turkeys, pheasant and woodcock. Stories of hunting dogs. Stories of characters in the hunting field. Stories in which comedy and pathos rub elbows. For the essential flavor, read De Shootinest Gent'man, Play House, The Family Honor. An ideal gift book for the sportsman who ""has a book"" -- the sort of sale which you can virtually handpick in advance. Similar in format to Colonel Weatherford, etc.