S[arah Muir Galloway]
by a sudden swish & the hasty troubled outory of my dog who was at my side, our fright was caused by a grey eagle that dwells here. I suppose it mistook Fannie for a long eared hare, as she lay partly concealed by the brow of hill. The hare is beautiful animal & exceedingly swift. no dog can compel them to enter a hole but as soon as they hear the beat of the eagles wing they dash for the nearest burrow for life. I have seen an eagle standing within four feet of a hare watching it at the mouth of its burrow like a cat watching a mouse. The hare looking full in the eagles face calm in his safety
North end of Twenty-Hill-Hollow
 Feb 27
Original letter dimensions: 3 x 23 cm.
Reel 02, Image 0039
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