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The poacher of these "Confessions" was no imaginary being. Following in his

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father's and forefather's footsteps, he learnt from an early age the practical skills

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of poaching and woodcraft. It was, however, Mother Nature that made old "Phil" a

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Poacher but she also made him a Sportsman and a Naturalist at the same time.

Never did any man appear in closer sympathy with the wild creatures about him.

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Even when about eighty years of age, there was still some of the old erectness in his carriage; some of the old fire in his eyes. As a young man he was handsome, though in later years his features were battered out of all original conception. Elis

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silvery hair still covered a lion-like head, and his tanned cheeks were hard and

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If his life had been a lawless one he had undoubtedly paid a heavy price for his

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wrong doings. Great as a poacher, he must have been great whatever he had

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