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.

 

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