Army Letters From An Officer's Wife, 1871-1888, By Frances M.A. Roe


Hal has developed a taste for hunting that has been giving trouble
lately, when he has run off with Magic - Page 130
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Hal Has Developed A Taste For Hunting That Has Been Giving Trouble Lately, When He Has Run Off With Magic And The Other Hounds.

So now he is chained until after guard mounting, by which time the pack has gone.

The signal officer of the department was here the other day when Faye and men from the company were out signaling, and after luncheon I told West to go out to him on Powder-Face and lead King, so he could ride the horse in, instead of coming in the wagon with the men. Late in the afternoon West came back and reported that he had been unable to find Faye, and then with much hesitation and choking he told me that he had lost Hal!

He said that as they had gone up a little hill, they had surprised a small band of antelope that were grazing rather near on the other side, and that the hound started after them like a streak, pulling one down before they had crossed the lowland, and then, not being satisfied, he had raced on again after the band that had disappeared over a hill farther on. That was the last he saw of him. West said that he wanted to bring the dead antelope to the post, but could not, as both horses objected to it.

My heart was almost broken over the loss of my dog, and I started for my own room to indulge in a good cry when, as I passed the front door that was open, I happened to look out, and there, squatted down on the walk to the gate was Hal!

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