B side. Reading — Treasure Island

12 Jan

Two phrases that depend so much on horses as transport that we might not know what they mean, both during hurried travel:

Mr Dance told me to jump down and knock, and Dogger gave me a stirrup to descend by…

–stepping off of one horse, using a nearby stirrup to step down from

This time, as the distance was short, I did not mount, but ran with Dogger’s stirrup-leather to the lodge gates…

–holding onto a strap while running, taking long skips.

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