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[7] But in most cases the boar will not get up. So take the hound and tie her up with the others at a good distance from the lair, and have the nets put up in the convenient anchorages, hanging the meshes on forked branches of trees. Out of the net itself make a long projecting bosom, putting sticks inside to prop it up on both sides, so that the light of day may penetrate as much as possible into the bosom through the meshes, in order that the interior may be as light as possible when the boar rushes at it. Fasten the (lower) rope to a strong tree, not to a bush, since the bushes give way at the bare stem.1 Wherever there is a gap between a net and the ground,2 fill in the places that afford no anchorage with wood, in order that the boar may rush into the net, and not slip out.

1 The text is doubtful. I now think συγκλῶνται probable for συνέχονται.

2 The text is again uncertain, but the sense is clear. I incline to ὑπὸ δ̓ ἑκάστην.

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