Diary sub-note: Pheasant and Partridge Shooting end
1878. George Cruickshank, caricaturist, died
S.R. 7.40, S.S. 4.48
Franko took prep. Played a match against The Knoll away & beat them 9-6. Mary’s little brother “Pat” & his governess “Peggy” came & cheered for us. Muriel was reserve & I played point. Jill Trench played goal. We danced after supper.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Saluki: SALUKI. The Saluki, or Slughi, is probably the oldest known breed in the world. The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks depict him, practically unaltered, in their sculpture. He is the counterpart of the English Greyhound, from whom he differs only in his slightly wavy coat, fringed ears, and bush tail. On his native plains of Persia he is used for gazelle coursing, often in conjunction with a hawk, who stoops to the quarry, turning it to the dog