The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Sportsman by Xenophon:|
lies clean, all the products of the soil by that time, if cultivable,
being already garnered, or, if wild, withered away with age, so that
the odours of various fruits are no longer a disturbing cause through
blowing on to the line. In winter, summer, and autumn, moreover,
as opposed to spring, the trail of a hare lies for the most part in
straight lines, but in the earlier season it is highly complicated,
for the little creatures are perpetually coupling and particularly at
this season, so that of necessity as they roam together for the
purpose they make the line intricate as described.
 i.e. "with the scent into a composite and confusing whole."
 Or, "owing to the relaxed condition of their frames."