String Lug the fox came early Into a
world of danger and fear His mother
was shot and his father deserted him;
he was the only survivor of the litter
killed by a farmer.
Slowly, forced by necessity, he learns
the dangerous, merciless ways of the
hills-what to avoid, how to track and
kill, the smell of steel.
He mates, he lives through a moor
fire and a hard winter, he fights with
dogs, weasels and otters. And he fights,
in his way, with men.
This is a fascinating book that has all
the ingredients of a first-class novel-
suspense, action, drama-as well as being
an animal story of the highest calibre.
David Stephen is one of Britain’s most
brilliant young naturalists. He is a Scotsman.
a native of Airdrie, in Lanarkshire. He became
seriously interested in foxes when living in
Spain and he has been” mixed up with them ever since.” Now,
out of some two thousand hours of watching, String Lug has been
created. Admittedly he is a composite animal. yet so true to life
he might well be the one which reared a motherless family in the
den near the author’s home.
Book Description: Highly sought after 1st Edition Fontana paperback, 1957. Book Condition: Good to very good condition. 192 pages.