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it made him nervous, and Shaw's
reply was that he reckoned that
man would shoot something some
day and it wouldn't be quail!
"When we got over the fence
in front of Thagard's Morgan was
so polite in taking the man's gun
for him that he didn't see that
Nona got the first point and that
I stole it (I hate to back) and so
Nona was mad with me because
Morgan patted me and praised
me for the find. I shouldn't have
cared much if I had flushed the
birds because I knew the man
couldn't hit them.
"My, but I soon wished I had
backed. The birds were about ten
feet in front of me lying in a little
bunch of wire grass. Morgan
said: "Walk right in, sir, in front
of the dogs," but the man said he
thought he would walk up to the
side of me so as to drive.the birds
out into the open instead of into
the wroods. Morgan said he
thought it would be hard to drive
them, but the man said he thought
he could so he started walking
"I was awfully excited and it
seemed as if he never would get
up to the birds. Every muscle in
my body was as hard as stone and
I had a creepy feeling all along
my back. The man held his gun
up to his shoulder and would take
a step or two towards me and
then kick around in the brush.
Every time he kicked it made me
jump all over inside, my ears fly
back, and I could feel the hair
stand up on my back. Then I
knew that Nona was stepping up
every time he did this, because I
could hear Morgan saying, "Whoa
Nona," and telling the man to
"Walk right in, sir" "Step right
up, sir" "I think the birds are
away ahead of you, sir," and I
knew he was afraid I would break.
A TENDERFOOT MARKSMAN
"Well, finally the birds got up
and flew right over the man's
head into the woods. He didn't
get any because he fired right into
the middle of them and didn't pickj
out any. single bird, but he said he
thought he got two with his first
and shot a little to the right on
"That was about what I ex
pected from that kind of a hunter,
and Morgan had to keep us hunt
ing for the birds he thought he
had killed for five minutes to sat
Jum-- STv vt.
knew there weren't any dead
birds from the way he worked us,
and that was some consolation.
AN UNAPPRECIATED PICTURE
"While Morgan was keeping
me busy, that sneak Nona got
away and pointed a single in the
woods, so we went down to her.
Nona was awfully nervous for
she had got the scent down wind
and couldn't tell where the bird
was exactly, and when the man
started kicking around in the dry
leaves you ought to have seen her
begin to shake. He walked all
around her and I guess Morgan
was afraid she would break so
he sent us on. I circled and came
up wind and got the body scent
and pointed, just as Nona, who
had circled he other way, got it
too. We must have made a pretty
picture, but the man, apparently
didn't see it.
"The bird was about twenty
feet ahead of us in a pile of black
jack brush. Nona got so excited
at the man's kicking around in the
dry leaves and brush that she
broke at shot and got a whipping
for it. I didn't blame her though,
and if Morgan hadn't been so near
me I guess I should have broken
EVERY" EXCUSE BUT THE REAL ONE
"The way that man kept us
hunting for the birds he thought
he had killed reminds me of the
things men say when they miss
and I am really surprised at the
My gun was safe.
I forgot my glasses.
The birds are too wild.
The cover is too thick.
These shells are too old.
The dogs ae not steady.
There is no offset to this gun.
The bird flew behind a tree.
This gun is too much choked.
Number eight shot is too big.
The stock of this gun is too long.
I was afraid of hitting the dog.
I was holding right on that bird.
I slipped just as I was going to shoot.
The trigger pull on this gun is too heavy.
I never could shoot with a sweater on.
I can't get used to a hammerless gun.
Why don 't they carry hard made shells
at the store?
Well, I got that bird! Why, did you
shoot too? I didn't hear you.
I think that bird is dead, but I couldn 't
see where he fell.
This gun is too straight; my other gun
has an eighth of an inch more drop.
I don 't see why I didn 't kill that bird.
Didn't you see the feathers fly. (It was
the bark of a tree that flew).
"Yesterday I was out with a
man who was all right. He kept
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