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HUNTING. WITH THE LEDBURY. Quite a large fipld met at Longdon on Friday last, and the disappointment was great when hounds continued to draw covert after covert without a find. By the time Sarnhill was reael^d, the afternoon had become so boisten-us that hounds could scarcely speak to a fox that dodged back- wards and forwards without making an attempt to quit, and an early order for home followed. From the meet at the Kennels on Satur- day quite a good day's sport was enjoyed. A fox found at the far end of the Frith ran the whole length of the wood nearly to Dog Hill, then doubled back by the Kennels, crossing by the Knoll to Bradlow Coppice. Scent was evidently good, for hounds raced him away over Kilbury Camp and Lower Mitchell to the Cross Hands. Without a check the Hill Farm was crossed to Winter- combe, as our fox set his mask for the Holts and Clencher's Mill. Before reaching the latter wood, he turned over the Eastnor sports ground, ran by the church, crossing the road near the Somers Arms. Straight awaw for the Sitch he went, with hounds straining every muscle to overhaul him; but some big earths at Massington protected him for another day. Finding again at Old Colwall a fox ran the Hope End banks backward and forward several times before being pulled down near the ruins of the Mansion. Another fox found in the farm coppice, took us away for Raycombe Lane, then turned over the bank for Old Colwall, and running on by Petty France, went to ground in a rabbit hole, from which he was soon got out and killed. One of the best, days this season followed the meet at the Beauchamp Arms on Monday last. Hounds were taken to Barnett's Aries," and reynard soon set the large field going for Hen Park. Passing out at the upper end, over the New Grange farm for Dymock Wood, a half-hour woodland hunt resulted in a victory for reynard. Returning to Hen Park a fox, after several twists round Allums Grove, popped into a tree at the Old Grange. Whilst trying to evict him a fox was viewed in the same field, and a stern chase began. First he pointed for Hall Wood, then turned rigbt-handedcrossing the Dymock-road near Wyndcross, going on over the railway and river for Hill Ash. Wilton Place. Ockington, The Hill and Callow farms were traversed, as hounds raced him on for Ryton and Ketford. Turning left-handed over Mr Lane's farm, he poiated for Redmar- ley. Leaving the church on the left, he bore away to Murrell's End, and working round by Ketford Bridge found safety in Robinson's Wood. A long jog back to Hall Wood rewarded those who remained with another very fast gallop over a good country. Our pilot left the covert near the green and took a bee line for Preston Mill. At the cross roads be turned right-handed over the big fields to Ludstock. Scent was breast high and hounds could be seen racing away, all efforts to get near them proving futile. Turning up the stream side at the bridge they drove their fox by Lilly Hall, and on over the Lower House Farm to Wallbills, where one of the best days this season came to an end. An unfortunate accident occurred to Batcbelor during a run on Wednesday. Hounds were going great guns over the Westburv-on-Severn grasses, when some wire in a hedge caught the huntsman's horse. Batcbelor was pitched head foremost, alighting on the point of the shoulder. He was conveyed home by motor and attended by Dr Harrison, who found no bones broken, but several cuts and bruises. On enquiry this (Thursday) morning I bear the patient has bad a fairly good night and hopes to be on his legs during the day. FOR'ARD ON. I

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