A Southern Hound looks up from the water while drinking from a pond in the woods. The Southern Hound was a now extinct breed of scent hound. It is described as follows by the author:
He was of superior size, endowed with most acute and exquisite olfactory powers beyond all other dogs, with unwearied patience in pursuit of his game, and without being remarkable for speed, gifted with the utmost degree of continuance. He had also a deep and musical tone of voice. The cross of this foreigner with the English or Northern Hound, produced a variety of somewhat less size than the former, diminished powers of nose, a more shrill cry and greater activity.