vixen


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vixen

a female fox
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I grabbed Vixen a second time, lifted her out of bed like a rabbit (she hated that and yelled), and, as I had promised, set her out in the verandah with the bats and the moonlight.
The bull jumped up at once, and though I felt Vixen quiver with rage, she knew better than to protest.
That morning they attacked Vixen, who, perhaps of design, had moved from beyond my horse's shadow.
I heard Vixen squeal; half a dozen of the curs closed in on her; a white streak came up behind me; a cloud of dust rose near Vixen, and, when it cleared, I saw one tall pariah with his back broken, and the bull wrenching another to earth.
He always called Vixen a woman, and seemed to have lost all consciousness that he was using a figure of speech.
The table was as clean as if Vixen had been an excellent housewife in a checkered apron; so was the quarry floor; and the old carved oaken press, table, and chairs, which in these days would be bought at a high price in aristocratic houses, though, in that period of spider-legs and inlaid cupids, Bartle had got them for an old song, where as free from dust as things could be at the end of a summer's day.
But," said Bartle, rising from his chair again, "I must give Vixen her supper too, confound her
He brought out of the pantry a dish of scraps, which Vixen at once fixed her eyes on, and jumped out of her hamper to lick up with the utmost dispatch.
As I did not want to plowter about any more in the drizzle and the dark, I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun, wondering where Vixen had got to, and where I might be.
Then he stopped suddenly, and I heard a little whimper in the dark, and knew that Vixen had found me at last.
I whistled, and Vixen ran up to me, muddy all over, and licked my nose, and told me a long tale about hunting for me all through the camp.
Here I am," yapped Vixen, "under the gun tail with my man.