Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Good shot, Mi'lord...

Lord Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany

Lord Dunsany followed big-game hunting as circumstances allowed. In the 1930's the proprietors of Lobb & Co., the gentleman's boot maker in St. Jame's, advertised by means of a trap drawn by two zebras. Never having bagged a zebra, Dunsany took up a position between Fortnum and Mason and Hatchards and shot them both dead as they trotted down Piccadilly.

See also: Brewer's Rogues, Villains & Eccentrics by William Donaldson