Studies in the Art of Rat Catching
STUDIES IN THE ART OF RAT-
By H. C. BARKLEY,
AUTHOR OF "MY BOYHOOD," "BETWEEN THE DANUBE AND
THE BLACK SEA," ETC.
LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET. 1896.
LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,
LIMITED, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
My publisher writes to say that he, and he thinks others too, would
like to know how I ever came to write such a book as this! It came
about in this way. Some two years ago, I was about to leave England
for a considerable time, and a few days before starting, I went to stay
in a country house, full of lads and lassies, to say good-bye. One
evening, while sitting over the study fire, the subject of rat-catching
came up and, as the aged are somewhat wont to do, I babbled on
about past days and various rat-catching experiences, till one of the