By Johnson Jones Hooper

The least renowned of Johnson Jones Hooper’s works, puppy and Gun was once first released as a newspaper sequence, then seemed in six publication variations among 1856 and 1871. Hooper is Alabama’s so much celebrated antebellum writer, and right here he offers perception into the that means of a tradition the place each male hunts – and a guy who shoots as a gentleman can be assumed a gentleman. Beidler’s advent to this reprint variation explores the social, literary, and technical dimensions of puppy and Gun, which he sees as an enormous statement on classification differences within the antebellum South, in addition to an easy treatise on hunting. Although the booklet is a handbook for the hunter, with attribute humor and a definite disdain, Hooper supplies an entire photo of the gentlemanly recreation of looking – sincerely specific from attempting to find nutrition – in all facets together with hunter, weaponry, and carrying canines. he's taking us again to an autumnal ritual of the quest, the place one is usually a boy together with his first gun – to the traditional secret of quest, pageant, predation, pursuit, survival, bravery, patience, and eventual defeat, known as the secret of the search.

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The prime necessity of a young sportsman, is, of course, a GOOD GUN. If he has plenty of money, there need be little difficulty in supplying himself, quite speedily with an excellent article. He has but to get a friend, or some reliable business man, not in the trade of selling guns, to import him one from the workshop of Westley Richards, or Purday, or Moore, or some other crack English maker, and the thing is done. Such a gun, reliable and perfectly well-finished, will cost from $300 to $500 Frank Forester tells us that guns, a good deal resembling this fine English work (and really being of English manufacture), put up in very nice mahogany cases, with velvet lining, may be bought for from $75 to $150.

Page 11 friend discovers that Plato is rather eagerly pressing a running bevy, and with regulated, steady voice, not loud, gives the order, toho! Plato is probably expecting the word he was taught, and hearing it not, but another in its stead, springs in and flushesand, possibly, runs a quarter of a mile before he can be brought in. The friend trounces him severely, the dog the while only vaguely conscious of a faultfor his mind is not carried back to the disobeying of a command he was previously taught to obey.

A Woodcock Story-Quail, 71 Chapter XI. Partridge Shooting, 76 Chapter XII. Treatment of the Distemper, 90 Chapter XIII. Snipe Shooting in Florida, 95 Facsimile Of Advertisements 106 Page vii Introduction. Philip D. Beidler By 1856, when Johnson J. Hooper, author of the legendary Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, sought to publish a comparatively ''serious" volume, Dog and Gun, one of his motives seems to have been certain: he had grown tired of being known as Johnson J. Hooper, author of the legendary Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs.

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