Sport: Poor Man's Fox Hunt

D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so

gay?

D'ye ken John Peel at the break of day? D'ye ken John Peel when he's jar, jar

away With his hounds and his horn in the

morning?

In Britain's rugged Cumberland Hills where Peel's "View Halloo!" wakened the fox from his lair in the early 19th century, a newer type of sport, spurred by austerity, has become the rage: hound trailing, where yelping hounds, without horsemen, follow a man-made spoor over hill & dale. The deep-chested foxhounds are descendants of the hunting packs of Peel's time....

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