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illustrated.1832 Excerpt: ... do say that she's very clever too in
most things; however, I can't say much about her knowledge of a
horse when she's off his back--somehow, women never do take to such
matters. It's all go, go, gallop and leap, with them, and she does
rattle away preciously. Well, well, I mustn't say any thing; for,
when I'm following her, hang me if I'm not as proud of my young
mistress as if she was my own child. Somehow I took a fancy to her
from the first start. That day at the inn, between Liege and
Maestricht, don't you recollect, sir, how she went slap over the
gate? Body o'me I shall never forget the child as she was, and all
our fellows were in love with her on the way back to the camp; and
so, for the matter of that, all the young chaps are here now; but I
don't know one that's good enough for her, though I haven't got any
thing to say against the young Baron of Geisenheim, neither." "No,"
said the colonel, whose familiarity with the late farrier of his
regiment was, if possible, increased; "the heir of Geisenheim is a
proper young fellow enough, and begins to have some notion about a
horse. He's pretty often here, too, and that's a great matter. I'd
back him at odds against the field." Ernest did not venture to make
any observation in reply, but went up to examine grey Santon, whose
name served to bring many trifling incidents to his mind. "Take
care of the dog," exclaimed Phil; "perhaps he won't recollect you,
and yet he can do every thing but speak. So, ho, Fido it's an old
friend. They're always together, Santon and he. Mistress named the
horse after the old castle, and the beast is like a castle, sure
enough--he's more fit to carry the colonel than a young lady; and I
often wished her to part with him and get a lighter; but he's got
the gift of going, and ...
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