26 JANUARY 1945, Page 14


Sta,—In his delightful article on moles Sir Stephen Tallents mentions as a notable achievement that a well-known Frenchman once caught 600 of the animals. This is striking, but not quite as striking as Sir Stephen seemed to suggest. Should the number by any chance have been 6,000?

—Yours, &c., FOXTON BROADHOLT. [It should indeed. The error was not Sir Stephen's.—ED., The Spectator.]