Books: Fox Hunt

HUNTER'S HORN (508 pp.)—Harriette Arnow—Macmillan ($3.50).

Nunn Ballew, a poor farmer from the hills of Kentucky, worked in the coal mines until he had saved enough money to buy 200 run-down acres of what had once been the fine land of his ancestors. But before he could begin building the place up, he felt bound to scrap his ambition. King Devil, a big red fox which haunted the countryside, had run his favorite hound to death. For years Nunn devoted himself to hunting King Devil while his children grew more bitter, his wife Milly more...

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