Nine days. Not even Christmas lasts nine days (discounting shopping as lasts 30 to 364 days).
I am disappointed the nine-day deer hunt isn’t mentioned prominently in the Bible for its effect on the wild heart of civilized man, to think this ought have a primordial precedent. Nothing like the nine day deer Sabbath causes otherwise earnest, sober business persons to venture outdoors, out of town, out of power ties.
I hold the thesis that the complete capitulation of nature is held at bay only because the nine-day deer holds off greedy consumptive civilization better than any known remedy as might favor the wild place, save skinny dipping.
As for the holiness of nine days there is yet some dissention. Illinois boasts a 10-day whitetail but it’s a hoax, three days on, four days off, then another three days.