he thought as he rode with "Uncle" and Ilagin toward the hare.
The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
asked Nicholas, riding a hundred paces toward the whip who had sighted the hare.
I don't know what hare; likely enough it may be one of our own hares out of the woods; any hare they can find will do for the dogs and men to run after;" and before long the dogs began their "yo
Now we shall see the hare," said my mother; and just then a hare wild with fright rushed by and made for the woods.
Well, no," she said, "you must not say that; but though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know.
These alterations might probably have been set right, had not Master Blifil unluckily insisted on a promise of secrecy from Mr Allworthy before he revealed the matter to him; but by that means the poor gamekeeper was condemned without having an opportunity to defend himself: for as the fact of killing the hare
, and of the action brought, were certainly true, Mr Allworthy had no doubt concerning the rest.
The two boys who had been quarrelling came over to look at the hare, and Sancho asked one of them what their quarrel was about.
The sportsmen came up and asked for their hare, which Don Quixote gave them.
The Prince drew his bow once more, and the hare
lay dead at his feet; but at the same moment a dove rose up in the air, and circled round the Prince's head in the most confiding manner.
Then came a minute's pause or so, and then the watches are pocketed, and the pack is led through the gateway into the field which the hares had first crossed.
This last straight two miles and a half is always a vantage ground for the hounds, and the hares know it well; they are generally viewed on the side of Barby Hill, and all eyes are on the lookout for them to-day.