Excerpt from Sporting Sketches: Some and Abroad The following Sketches have already for the most part appeared in the columns of The Field newspaper; the one entitled Lost in the Bush, in the Intellectual Observer. By the kindness of the editors of that newspaper and journal, the author has w gathered them together into a volume, and presents them to his friends as old acquaintances. He thinks it right to observe, that every chapter in this book is strictly matter of fact, except the sketches entitled My First Steeple Chaser, The Trotter, The Jibber, The Best Fourteen Hander in England, and The Poacher; in which - (although events took place much as read, and in which every character is drawn from life) - the author has, for obvious reasons, deemed himself justified in mystifying names and localities, and colouring plain facts. 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.