ON THE MOVE ONCE MORE.
though difficult to get at on foot, and which, if hung for the proper time, eats as well as pheasant.
The fanciers, each with his bird under his arm, would resort of an evening to any convenient shady spot, clear a ring, and set to work amid prodigious excitement. One never, perhaps, thoroughly grasped the utter brutality of this sport until he had seen it practised by those poor a savages ; a in this case, however, it would have been too glaring a case of glass houses,a etc., etc , to have even criticized it!
The one physical exercise of which the Burmese had but a very imperfect idea was the art of horse-riding. As they used very short stirrups, and consequently kept their knees right above the saddle, their seat was extremely insecure, only practicable indeed at the a amble,a a pace peculiar to their ponies, horses being unknown.
The European eye measured the qualities of that indigenous animal, with the result of soon placing it beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. I bought one for 3; in five years the price rose to 30/. In fact, one of those crazes for which our society is famous, took that direction ; it suffered from a Pegu ponies a on the brain, talked of them, dreamed of them.
The enthusiasm of Phaeton the ill-starred to emulate Jehu was scarcely greater or more unfortunate than that of all sorts and conditions of both sexes to drive a pair in a well-appointed, low carriage.
They were certainly well-bred animals, yet withal most docile; many a night did mine carry me home with unerring instinct, when, owing to a darkness that could be felt, I could not see his head.
The natives looked with undisguised amazement on our cavalry and artillery horses : to begin with, the process of mounting sorely puzzled them. Later on,The natives looked with undisguised amazement on our cavalry and artillery horses : to begin with, the process of mounting sorely puzzled them. Later on,