People on horses…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from A Study in Scarlet:
Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look. It was one of four which stood back some little way from the street, two being occupied and two empty. The latter looked out with three tiers of vacant melancholy windows, which were blank and dreary, save that here and there a ‘To Let’ card had developed like a cataract upon the bleared panes.

‘Yes dear?’
‘Why are rich and posh people so fond of getting up on the backs of large quadrupeds and being carried around?’
‘Large quadrupeds dear?’
‘You’ve been reading books again haven’t you?’
‘Is it because they think horses are lower beings, and are here to be made use of?’
‘Well dear, I suppose so.’
‘Do you think that these people have the same attitude to poor people, just things to be made use of?’
‘Well I…’
‘I suppose once you are sitting on your horse, you are higher up, and looking down, and everyone else has to look up to you.’
‘Well dear, at least you don’t see them riding about on poor people’s backs do you?’
‘Perhaps you do Mum, metaphorically…’
‘Hm, that’s very good dear… Are you hungry?’
‘Yes, what are we having for lunch?’
‘Grilled horsemeat and tomatoes on toast.’
‘Oh Mummy, stop it! You are a really bad mother!’
‘I know…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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4 Responses to People on horses…

  1. Precocious child! 😀

  2. memadtwo says:

    We are all bad mothers…

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