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[18] The hare, making off, though out of sight, generally doubles back to the place where she is found. Let him call out1 to the man, “Hit her, boy; hit her, hit her!” and the man must let him know whether she is caught or not.

If she is caught in the first run, let him call in the hounds and look for another. But if not, he must follow up at top speed and not let her go, but stick to it persistently.

1 i.e., at the moment when the hare, making for the place where she was found, comes near the nets. Something is amiss with the text here. The “man” is, of course, the net-keeper. He, too, has a cudgel, but the author has not said so.

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