The horses of the Sahara, and the manners of the desert, with comm. by the emir Abd-el-Kader, tr. by J. Hutton


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Side 22 - And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Side 23 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Side ii - Illustrated Horse Doctor. Being an Accurate and Detailed Account, accompanied by more than 400 Pictorial Representations, characteristic of the various Diseases to which the Equine Race are subjected ; together with the latest Mode of Treatment, and all the requisite Prescriptions written in Plain English By EDWARD MAYHEW, MRCVS 8vo.
Side 266 - When a year old the greyhound has very nearly reached his full strength. His scent is developed, and he follows the gazelle by its slot. Nevertheless, he is kept under some restraint, and not until the age of fifteen to eighteen months is he regularly allowed to hunt. From that period, however, he is held in leash, and often with great difficulty ; for the Arabs say that when the greyhound scents the game, his muscular power becomes so great that, if he stiffens himself upon his paws, a man can hardly...
Side 145 - Say not it is my horse; say it is my son. He outstrips the flash in the pan, or a glance of the eye. ' He is pure as gold. His eyesight is so good that he can distinguish a hair in the nighttime. In the day of battle he delights in the whistling of the balls. He overtakes the gazelle. He says to the eagle, ' come down; or I will ascend to thee.
Side 142 - If in the course of your life you alight upon a horse of noble origin, with large, lively eyes, wide apart, and black, broad nostrils, close together ; whose neck, shoulders, haunches, and buttocks are long, while his forehead, loins, flank, and limbs are broad ; with the back, the shinbone, the pasterns, and the dock short ; the whole accompanied by a soft skin, fine, flexible hair, powerful respiratory organs, and good feet, with heels well off the ground, hasten to secure him if you can induce...
Side 130 - Green, or rather the yellow dun, which must be dark, with black tail and mane. White is the colour for princes, but does not stand heat. The black brings good fortune, but fears rocky ground. The chestnut is the most active. " If one tells you that he has seen a horse fly in the air, ask of what colour he was; and if he replies : 'Chestnut,' — believe him." "In a combat against a chestnut, you must have a chestnut.
Side 8 - I will that a creature should proceed from thee — condense thyself! ' and the wind condensed itself. Then came the angel Gabriel, and he took a handful of this matter and presented it to Allah, who...
Side 268 - ... him, and some greyhounds are never fed during the day. But such distinguished treatment does not alone suffice. The greyhound accompanies his rich master on his visiting excursions ; and, like him, he receives hospitality (difa) and his share of every dish. A slougui of pure race will course game with no one but his master. By his cleanliness, his respect for decency, and the graceful gentleness of his manners, he knows how to show his sense of the estimation in which he is held. On the return...
Side 131 - It is well; let us make for the sunny side, and they will melt away like butter.' Some time afterwards Ben Dyab again turned to his son and said, ' What horses are in front of the enemy ? ' •* Black horses,' cried his son. ' It is well; let us make for stony ground, and we shall have nothing to fear; they are the negroes of the Soudan, who cannot walk with bare feet upon the flints.

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