Advice on Arabs

“[An Arab] is startled at neither lance-flags, swords, firing, nor music, nor any of the bug-bears of English remounts, but he hates a camel* (small blame to him) and mistrusts an elephant.
* Oddly enough, English horses have not the same objection to a camel that the Orientals have; in several instances I have observed this rather unaccountable difference of taste.”

 

Unasked Advice, A Series of Articles on Horses and Hunting by “Impecuniosus”, reprinted from The Field, 1872.

 

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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