[ilds] the duck shoot on Lake Mareotis

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Mon Apr 23 03:10:33 PDT 2007


An Egyptian law of 1912 forbade the shooting of Wheatear, Warbler, Wagtail, 
Pipit, Flycatcher, Lark, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Stone Curlew, Green Plover, 
Spur-winged Plover and Egret, all of which (except the 2 latter) are (or 
were) inhabitants of Lake Mareotis. The law was not adhered to.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "william godshalk" <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
To: <gifford at uvic.ca>; <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 4:18 AM
Subject: [ilds] the duck shoot on Lake Mareotis


> Jamie,
>
> Someone -- I think your wife or Charlie -- told me that you had found
> the source for the duck shoot. This someone thought that the source
> was Lane, Modern Egyptians. But I just checked Lane rather rapidly
> (Table of Contents, Index, and skim -- not letting the book get
> control of me) and didn't find a duck shoot.
>
> If you tell me, I will keep it to myself. Honest. But I'm curious
> because I searched for the source of that damned duck shoot for years
> -- and obviously didn't find it. Recently I began collecting books
> that Durrell used -- and I'd like to get this one.
>
> Bill
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