• Fishing

Sporting Days


Author: John Colquhoun
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fishing
Page: 255
View: 5499

    • Big game hunting

Sporting Days in Southern India

Being Reminiscences of Twenty Trips in Pursuit of Big Game, Chiefly in the Madras Presidency
Author: Arthur Pollock (Lieutenant-Colonel.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Big game hunting
Page: 252
View: 7711

    • Biography & Autobiography

Sporting Days


Author: John Traintor Foote
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 9781406771183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
View: 3107
Sporting Days Contents PAGE THE BLIGHTING OF JEPTHA Y . . . . I DOG UPON THE WATERS 21 THE DIVER DOES HIS STUFF . . . . . 39 MY FIRST DEPRESSION . . 59 OLD JOE 77 THE FALL OF MR. BARNTSTOPLE .... 99 LILY BELLE GETS THE AIR 121 THE DIVER TAKES TO PINOCHLE . . . . 143 Illustrations PAGE HERE SHE CAME CRAWLING ALONG BEHIND ME . . 2 I CARRIED HER TO SHORE 22 I BECAME AWARE THAT MY GALLERY HAD NOT DE SERTED ME 40 THE BLUE PYLES LEGS BEGAN TO MOVE IN A SORT OF PAWING MOTION 60 POOK DEVOTED A MOMENT TO SCRATCHING HIS KINKY GRAY DOME 78 STAND BACK, CAP, AN GIMME ROOM . . . . 100 THE POINTERS BEGAN TO SOAR BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE FIELD 122 I WATCHED THE DIVER SPIN, TWIRL, AND STAGGER DOWNSTREAM 144 The Blighting of Jeptha HERE SHE CAMDB CRAWLING ALONG BEHIND ME. THE BLIGHTING OF JEPTHA A MANS first love may easily have been a redhead, with a copious sprinkling of magenta freckles. She may have been a sprightly lady with match-stick un derpinning and a generous endowment of buck-teeth. In the matter of the female form divine, it is certain that she ran chiefly to arms and legs or vaguely sug gested a Christmas plum pudding. Even so, who can recall her cherished lineaments, the shrill cadence of her voice, the angular or rotund contours of her per son, without a wistful sigh, a warmth at the heart, a sudden quickening of the pulse A similar nostalgic yearning comes to most of us at the thought of our first shotgun. It was, in all probability, a single-barreled weapon, chambered and bored, after a fashion, for 2O-gauge shells, with a kick that left a still-scrawny biceps richly black and blue The assemblage of this haphazard specimen of the gun makers art was of such a dubious nature that to break 11 it required what looked like a strain-3 4 SPORTING DAYS ing attempt at hari-kari or it flipped open with sus picious ease. Be that as it may, who can dream of that once venerated symbol of the chase and the god4ike power it placed in ones hands over the life-span of unsuspecting red squirrels, chipmunks and even the too-slothful rabbit, without a softening of the inner man quite as devastating as the recollection of a dar ing peck in the cloakroom The answer to both these questions is to be found in the person of one Jep Sparling, a fairly reliable plumber when, as he says, the notion takes him, but an indispensable companion if one wishes to know what coverts of Westchester County, New York, the evasive timberdoodle, mate and offspring, will favor, as rest-rooms, in their uncertain journey southward. I am prepared to swear that thoughts of his first girl and his first gun leave Jep completely cold I am forced to this conclusion because of a recital of certain facts, pertaining to the past, which he re cently divulged. With a pair of setters reproachfully intent on each morsel of lunch that passed our lips, he spoke as follows Will I ever forget my first shotgun Brother, I never will, Ill remember that cornshucker as long THE BLIGHTING OF JEPTHA ot strength to twitch a trigger finger. I came ss this outrage by reason of collecting nine two hundred and seventy-five thousand and odd soap coupons and delivering enough milk at half a cent a quart to amass and forward, together with said coupons, the dizzy sum of six bucks to a bunch of racketeers, then in the mail-order business, at Kansas City, Missouri. In due time back she came, and for a couple of months I slept with hen No kidding, I used to take that gun to bed with me so nobody could steal her in the night without killing me first She was a 16-gauge single-barrel, weighing right at 8 pounds, that handled like a post-hole digger. I was twelve, going on thirteen, at the time, with nothing to bother me except my old man, who could lay a razor strop, that heM made out of a heavy harness trace, spang on the seat of my pants with a dexterousness that would of surprised you. I dont recollect ever seeing his equal since...

    • Sports & Recreation

Sporting days and sporting stories

of turf and chase
Author: John Fairfax-Blakeborough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 344
View: 1102


    • Sports & Recreation

Memories of sporting days


Author: "Red heather" (pseud.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 124
View: 7734

    • Fishing

The Isle of Long Ago

Sporting Days
Author: Edwin Clark Kent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fishing
Page: 194
View: 5319

    • History

SPORTING DAYS IN SOUTHERN INDI


Author: Arthur J. Osborne Pollock
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781372374357
Category: History
Page: 362
View: 7984
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • History

SPORTING DAYS & SPORTING WAYS


Author: Ralph 1865-1930 Nevill
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781374286184
Category: History
Page: 340
View: 2040
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    • Athletes

And the Crowd Went Wild

Sporting Days That Thrilled a Nation
Author: Ian Heads,Gary Lester
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980666656
Category: Athletes
Page: 325
View: 1086
A fresh and incisive view of sport which celebrates the formal beginnings of sport in Australia - 200 years ago. It includes a collection of some of the most unifying and thrilling moments in sport - connecting the reader to the "moment" as no one has attempted before.

    • Sports & Recreation

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All

Bridging the Two Cultures?
Author: Richard Bailey,Margaret Talbot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317587987
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 148
View: 1461
Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book’s multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship. Drawing on research and case studies from around the world—with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel—the book explores key contemporary issues including: does effective talent identification require depth of participation? do elite performances inspire greater participation? the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport; and the economic aspects of their co-existence. The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.

    • Sports & Recreation

Fishless Days, Angling Nights

Classic Stories, Reminiscences, and Lore
Author: Sparse Grey Hackle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083395
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 5754
This virtual treasure trove of amusing anecdotes, profound insights, and recollections of fly fishing and camping moments too marvelous (and sometimes too frustrating) to forget resurfaces for its fortieth anniversary. Sparse Grey Hackle's classic is a mixture of sentiment and hilarity. This fortieth anniversary edition--complete with a new introduction by the author's longtime friend, editor, and fellow fisherman, Nick Lyons, is sure to be a favorite of the next generation of fly fishermen and women.

    • Sports & Recreation

Six Centuries of Foxhunting

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: M. L. Biscotti
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224190X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
View: 8033
Hunting literature had its beginnings as early as the fourteenth century, when nobles hunted stag, bear, fox, and other game on horseback. As foxhunting grew in popularity, literary works that covered the sport flourished, as well. In Six Centuries of Foxhunting: An Annotated Bibliography, M. L. Biscotti has compiled all books produced in Great Britain and the United States that pertain to, or mention, foxhunting with hounds. Arranged alphabetically by author, more than 2000 titles are included. Each entry features details such as place and year of publication, publisher, book size, page count, illustrations, and binding. Nearly every title is also annotated with a description of the book’s contents, and biographical sketches are provided for the most notable authors. Narratives, histories, illustrated works, verse, fiction, and even anti-hunting literature all have their place in this volume. Six Centuries of Foxhunting also features more than thirty images of book covers and foxhunting illustrations. With appendixes that contain author, title, and illustrator time lines, and separate author and title indexes, this comprehensive bibliography is a valuable resource for researchers, book dealers and collectors, and foxhunters.

Need One!

A Lunatic's Attempt to Attend 365 Games in 365 Days
Author: Jamie Reidy
Publisher: Humoroutcasts Press
ISBN: 9780998089942
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1001
Jamie Reidy's quest to attend 365 games in 365 days

    • Social Science

Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries

Historical Perspectives
Author: Dion Georgiou,Benjamin Litherland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315404699
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 4482
This innovative and timely volume of essays critically interrogates the shared histories between sport and a variety of leisure, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives spans the bowling greens of early modern England to the postmodern exhibition halls of contemporary Las Vegas, and considers examples from Europe, North America and India. Utilizing a range of historical methods and sources, they describe how sport has interacted with a broad range of leisure forms, including tourism, shopping, theatre, circus, carnival and film. The collection takes into account the economic, cultural, geographic and political interactions sport has forged and poses a series of questions: about how sport has been forged in contemporary consumer capitalism; about the manner in which it has been shaped by space and place; and the ways in which entrepreneurs, sportspeople and artists have represented sporting competition. The collection will help both students and scholars conceptualise sporting networks, and will be of interest to those working in multiple fields. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

    • Sports & Recreation

Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies)

The British at Play
Author: Dennis Brailsford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131768222X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 188
View: 7008
This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities. The book covers current issues such as soccer hooliganism , government intervention in sport, and the influence of television on sport.

    • History

Pedestrianism

When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
Author: Matthew Algeo
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744005
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 2551
Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, football, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest—more than 500 miles. These walking matches were as talked about as the weather, the details reported in newspapers and telegraphed to fans from coast to coast. This long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism, spawned America’s first celebrity athletes and opened doors for immigrants, African Americans, and women. But along with the excitement came the inevitable scandals, charges of doping and insider gambling, and even a riot in 1879. Pedestrianism chronicles competitive walking’s peculiar appeal and popularity, its rapid demise, and its enduring influence.