March 28th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1854. Crimean War declared
S.R. 5.45, S.S. 6.26

Dr Ward came. Started to have measles. Daddie rang up. Cammie’s father came.

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Bull Terrier: THE BULL TERRIER. Here’s a real sportsman of British descent, his ancestors being the Bulldog and the old White English Terrier (the latter a magnificent breed now only seen in old sporting prints, alas). Until the laws of the land and The Kennel Club forbade, his ears were cropped to a point, to his advantage when fighting, and adding to his varmint appearance. Originally he showed black and tan markings, but now he is generally whole white.

Published by derynjames

British author and voiceover.

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