First go to the meadows and reconnoitre, to discover where hinds are most plentiful. Wherever they are, let the keeper of the hounds1 go with the hounds and javelins to this place before daybreak and tie up the dogs to trees some distance off, so that they may not catch sight of the hinds and bark, and let him watch from a coign of vantage.
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1 The “Keeper of hounds” has not been mentioned in connection with hare hunting. Apparently he is the person to whom all these instructions are addressed.
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