OLD DRAG TOE - Fox Hunting
As I have been a silent reader of the H-T-T, I will try and tell of a fox my brother-in-law and I have been running for two years. I will call this fox old "Drag Toe." We could always tell him by his toes dragging in the snow.
I will tell of our hounds. My two are full-blooded foxhounds. Will call them Duce and Fly and as good a pair as ever ran a fox. My brother-in-law's dogs were named Fanny and Ginger. And another pair as good as ever ran a track.
Now I will relate the hunt. We started one Saturday morning for a hunt. We went to what we called the Payne woods. Sure enough, old "Drag Toe" was there. It wasn't long until they had him going. We started him at ten o'clock Saturday morning, ran him all that day and that night until two o'clock Sunday morning. We went back Sunday morning to hunt the dogs. Found two of them, Fly and Fanny. Went back to the Payne woods to see if we could find the other two. Could not find them, but jumped old "Drag Toe." Put Fly and Fanny after him. Were running him by sight, run him two hours. Another fellow put seven more hounds after him. Run him until three o'clock Sunday evening and quit him and he is still here and able to run a good race yet.
All of you fox hunters that have fast dogs come over and we will show you a good time. Will guarantee you a race. Wishing you all good luck, I remain,
A North Missouri Fox Hunter.
Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,
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