Excerpt from Hunts With Jorrocks: From Handley Cross Surtees, in writing an introduction to Handley Cross in 1854, said, 'The reader will have the kindness to bear in mind that the work merely professes to be a tale, and does t aspire to the dignity of a vel.' However this may be, few books can so well be taken up at any part and read without respect to the story as Handley Cross. No apology is therefore needed for collecting into a separate volume some of Mr. Jorrocks's 'Hunts, ' possibly the best descriptions of hunting ever written. Surtees created the great character of Mr. Jorrocks, and Leech ably translated the hero into pictorial form. The Jorrocks so evolved has almost become an historical personage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.