From Charles Wicksted to Georgina Tollet1 13 March [1870?]2
My Dearest Georgina,
I have submitted Charles Darwin’s questions about Foxes to a jury of fox-hunters assembled here, on the occasion of the Ludlow Fox hounds having met here yesterday, & their experiences quite agree with mine— Neither I nor any of them can remember ever having seen a hound catch hold of a fox by the brush, or ever seen the common movement (of a dog (that puts his tail between his legs when frightened) performed by a fox either in a tame3
Jury of fox-hunters report on hounds’ behaviour when catching fox. Fox never behaves like frightened dog.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13857,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13857