A NOTE ON FOX HUNTING. I have only encountered fox hunting in the movie TOM JONES and, from the point of view of an expert participant, in Trollope’s description of a fox hunt in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Fox hunting was recently banned in England and Wales. Last weekend’s Financial Times had an article about a new version of fox hunting in England in which the quarry consists of human athletes. The hounds learn their scent and then they are given a five-minute head start. There is a set course of about eight miles through fields, hedges, ditches and woods. If the hounds catch the quarry, they are “licked to death.”

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2 Responses to A NOTE ON FOX HUNTING.

  1. Annalisa says:

    The last line made me laugh out loud! Thanks for sharing this, Dad.

  2. elmer says:

    Trollope is supposed to have loved fox hunting and to have put them whenever he could. I think there’s on in Phineas Finn. Elmer

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