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MACMILLAN AND CO.
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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
DANIEL B. FEARING
80 JUNE 1915
PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M. A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
THE following Notes were, with but few exceptions, written originally without any view to publication, being merely jottings of matters from time to time occurring to my notice, recollections of which I wished to preserve for my own amusement. When it was afterwards suggested to me that some leisure hours might be employed in rendering them presentable to others, I thought it better-while it was certainly easier—to leave them generally as they had grown up under my hand, rather than to attempt a more connected arrangement, or even to reduce them. to anything like order. This I trust will be considered a sufficient excuse for the abrupt and desultory form in which they are now offered to the Public.
So far as they relate to Fishing, those connected with practical details are almost entirely the result of my own experience, and I may therefore hope that they will prove not altogether useless to brother-fishermen, while such as are not exclusively technical may perhaps possess a more general interest.
With regard to those connected with Natural History I feel that an apology is needed -especially in this eminently scientific agefor my presumption in venturing to deal with the subject so superficially. There is, indeed, nothing in these Notes which can commend them to the man of science, they being merely records of every-day matters, which, though simple in themselves, have nevertheless yielded me so much interest and pleasure, that they may, it is hoped, even second-hand, be capable of affording some amusement to others.
The combination of the two subjects is one which may be thought to require some explanation.
By those who take no interest in Fieldsports, Hunting, Shooting and Fishing will