the Art of Ratcatching
For the Use of Schools
??????????? The classical education provided by English schools in the 19th century was hated by the pupils and did nothing to qualify them to make a living. Barkley proposes to solve both these problems by teaching them rat-catching, which boys love and which is an honourable and useful profession. This is the definitive text-book of the art, and of the related art of rabbit-catching.