CURRENT LITERATURE ELEMENTS OF HUNTING By R. S. Summerhays
This small book (Country Life, 7s. 6c r) is calculated to instruct the greenhorn of the hunting-field. It accepts all the taboos with _absolute simpliciti,' sacrifices a couple of chapters to a kind of spectator's view of Huntsman and Whipper-In (not " whip' pIeaie, we are coyly - but sternly reminded), and seeks to set at rest every possible . social uncertainty about what clothes to wear, what demeanour to lisurrie; and whether red is red or pink or scarlet or whips are crops or crops are whips. Its only mistake on these all-important subjects is to . say that a voluntary is the same as a fall. For such people as have never hunted before,. as really are concerned with the difference between saying that a wood is very muddy or that it rides . very deep, and for such moreover, as do not mind being told at the start of a hunting day that " Big Adventure's round the corner," I should say that this was an invaluable hand- book.