A Dialogue for Autumn
Corey Ford was a Columbia man, an early member at the Algonquin Roundtable, a columnist for Field & Stream, and an umcommonly good writer who sensibly emigrated to the green shores of Hanover. Here, for 17 years until his death in 1969, he was a friend-in-need to the Dartmouth Rugby Club and Dartmouth wrestlers and boxers and an unofficial writer-in-residence who peopled his stories with Dartmouth folk, human and canine. In "A Dialogue for Autumn" Cousin Sid is the late Sidney Hayward 26, Secretary of the College and Corey's close companion in the field. As the personna in this dialogue testify, there is something to be treasured in a fall day in New Hampshire and a good deal more to hunting than killing. A Dialogue for Autumn" originally appeared in Field & Stream in 1952 as If They Could Only Talk." It has been re-published in The Best of Corey Ford, edited by Jack Samson (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975). © Trustees of Dartmouth College.
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