Come tomorrow to the messroom," said Vronsky, and squeezing him by the sleeve of his coat, with apologies, he moved away to the center of the race course, where the horses were being led for the great steeplechase.
The horses who had run in the last race were being led home, steaming and exhausted, by the stable-boys, and one after another the fresh horses for the coming race made their appearance, for the most part English racers, wearing horsecloths, and looking with their drawn-up bellies like strange, huge birds.
Zeb called to them, "you must dig out and race until you reach those three trees you see over yonder.
cried Zeb; and at the word the two horses leaped forward and the race was begun.
With respect to horses, from reasons which I cannot give here, I am doubtfully inclined to believe, in opposition to several authors, that all the races have descended from one wild stock.
Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
For other ages no noticeable change took place in the race of Mahars.
Immediately the necessity for males ceased to exist--the race was no longer dependent upon them.
Not to put you to your arithmetic again, they must run four miles--the longest race of this kind which it is customary to attempt at Sports like these.
Superbly trained, it was admitted--but, possibly, a little over-trained for a four-mile race.
But, you will tell me, our race
have equal rights to mingle in the American republic as the Irishman, the German, the Swede.
divergence under the system of miseducation was fast getting wider.
I felt that the human race
of Pelluci-dar had little to fear from these gorilla-men.
He filled his match safe, but did not light his cigarette until he left her, after she had expressed her willingness to go to the races
with him again.
Never mind, Dick," he said cheerfully, "you rode a fine race
and the best horse won.