Studies in the Art of Rat Catching

Studies in the Art of Rat Catching

Ever since I was a boy, and ah! long, long before that, I fancy, the one great anxiety of parents of the upper and middle classes blessed with large families has been, "What are we to do with our boys?" and the cry goes on increasing, being ...

Author: H. C. Barkley

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Ever since I was a boy, and ah! long, long before that, I fancy, the one great anxiety of parents of the upper and middle classes blessed with large families has been, "What are we to do with our boys?" and the cry goes on increasing, being intensified by the depreciation in the value of land, and by our distant colonies getting a little overstocked with young gentlemen, who have been banished to them by thousands, to struggle and strive, sink or swim, as fate wills it. At home, all professions are full and everything has been tried; and, go where you will, even the children of the noble may be found wrestling with those of the middle and working classes for every piece of bread that falls in the gutter. Nothing is infra dig. that brings in a shilling, and all has been and is being tried. The sons of the great are to be found shoulder to shoulder with "Tommy Atkins," up behind a hansom cab, keeping shops, selling wines, horses, cigars, coals, and generally endeavouring feebly to shoulder the son of the working man out of the race over the ropes. Fortunately Heaven tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, and I believe it has done so now. I believe kind Dame Nature during the last summer has stepped in and opened out an honourable path for many gentlemen's sons, that I think will be their salvation, and at all events, if it does not make them all rich, will, if they only follow it, make them most useful members of society and keep them out of mischief and out of their mammas' snug drawing-rooms. I have followed the path myself, and, after fifty years' tramp down it, have been forced to abandon it owing to gout and rheumatism. I have not picked up a big fortune at it, or become celebrated, except quite locally; but I have had a good time and helped the world in general, and am content with my past life.
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Studies in the Art of Rat Catching With Additional Notes on Ferrets and Ferreting Rabbiting and Long Netting

Studies in the Art of Rat Catching   With Additional Notes on Ferrets and Ferreting  Rabbiting and Long Netting

STUDIES IN THE ART OF RAT CATCHING - With Additional Notes on Ferrets and Ferreting, Rabbiting and Long Netting By H.C. Barkley This fascinating book was first published in London 1911, with the writer relating his experiences as a ...

Author: H. C. Barkley

Publisher: Read Country Books

ISBN: 9781443720441

Category: Sports & Recreation

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STUDIES IN THE ART OF RAT CATCHING - With Additional Notes on Ferrets and Ferreting, Rabbiting and Long Netting By H.C. Barkley This fascinating book was first published in London 1911, with the writer relating his experiences as a professional rat and rabbit exterminator during the late 1800's. The book was written primarily as a guide to the rural art of vermin control for pupils of English public schools such as Eton, Harrow and Rugby. Despite the books title as much of the content is devoted to ferrets and rabbit control as it is to rat catching. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have now re-published this historical record using the original text and illustrations. 196 pages contain 10 chapters detailing such varied subjects as: - Ratting Tools. - Ferrets and Ferreting. - Learning Dog Language. - Rabbit Catching. - Long Netting. - Ratting Days. - Ratting Dogs etc. Although almost a century has passed since its first publication this excellent title is recommended for inclusion in the library of all true countrymen. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Studies in the Art of Rat Catching

Studies in the Art of Rat Catching

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching. By H. C. Barkley. Story of a professional rat catcher. I had a struggle at first.

Author: H. C. Barkley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1484062965

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Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching. By H. C. Barkley. Story of a professional rat catcher. I had a struggle at first. Rats, full-grown ones, only fetched twopence each, and the system adopted by farmers of letting their[Pg 5] rat-killing, for, say, three pounds a year for a farm of 400 acres, almost broke me; but I stuck to my profession, and do not regret having done so. In those days, and during all my active life, I have had to work to live, owing to the constant scarcity of rats; but if I managed to make a living then, what might not be done now, when Nature has sent the rat to our homesteads by thousands, and farmers and others are being eaten off the face of the earth by them? With the modest capital of five shillings given me by my father, and a mongrel terrier, given me by a poacher who had to go into retirement for killing a pheasant and half killing a keeper, I began my career as a-but I had better give you one of my professional cards. Here it is- Bob Joy,
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Studies in the Art of Rat catching

Studies in the Art of Rat catching

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Author: Henry Barkley

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040623211

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"Studies in the Art of Rat-catching" by Henry C. Barkley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Studies in the Art of Rat Catching the Original Classic Edition

Studies in the Art of Rat Catching   the Original Classic Edition

This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by H. C. Barkley, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well.

Author: H. C. Barkley

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 1486491162

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Studies in the Art of Rat-catching. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by H. C. Barkley, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have Studies in the Art of Rat-catching in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Studies in the Art of Rat-catching: Look inside the book: I have made a mistake: you have a little more to do-you have, first, to learn your profession, which is no easy matter; and to enable you to do this, I intend writing the following book for the use of schools (which I herewith dedicate to the Head Masters of Eton, Pg 6 Harrow, Westminster, Rugby, and all other schools); but in placing this book on your school-desk, allow me to say that it is no good having it there through the long school hours unless you open it, read it, and deeply ponder over it; and more, my dear boys, let me pray that you will take it home with you, and, casting aside your usual holiday task, study it well, and, as far as possible, actively put in practice what I am going to try and teach you. ...Soon hot basins of bread and milk were prepared, which both children eat ravenously, and then they were put into steaming hot baths, washed, dried, combed, and wrapped in blankets; but when we attempted to take them up to the nice warm beds that had been prepared for them, there was the same wild terrified cry from the boy for Grindum; and to pacify him the dog had to be takenPg 59 upstairs with them, and half an hour later, when my wife and I peeped into the room, we saw the two children locked in each other's arms fast asleep, with Grindum curled up on the bed next to the boy, yet blinking horribly, but perfectly composed and making himself at home.
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Studies in the Art of Rat Catching Classic Reprint

Studies in the Art of Rat Catching  Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: H. C. Barkley

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ISBN: 1331404851

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Excerpt from Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching My publisher writes to say that he, and he thinks others too, would like to know how I ever came to write such a book as this! It came about in this way. Some two years ago, I was about to leave England for a considerable time, and a few days before starting, I went to stay in a country house, full of lads and lassies, to say good-bye. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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