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They find a resting-place where there is anything growing or lying on the ground, underneath anything, on the top of the objects, inside, alongside, well away or quite near or fairly near; occasionally even in the sea1 by springing on to anything she2 can reach, or in fresh water, if there is anything sticking out or growing in it, the hare,3 when going to her


1 See “The Hare,” Fur and Feather Series, p. 38 f.

2 The fluctuation between plural and singular is in the Greek.

3 The distinction is not, as often supposed, between hares with different habits (“squatters,” εὑναῖοι, and “roamers,” δρομαῖοι—a non-existent distinction), but merely between the behaviour of all hares in different circumstances. The unusual, but not unexampled, position of the article— and οἱ—has misled interpreters. Blane saw the true meaning.

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