Tuesday, June 13, 2006

It must be the weather

I've been reading material on imperial hunting culture in British India.

Oh this stuff is so much fun to read. All of it is fascinating. Some of it is highly dubious and some, frankly offensive, but most of the time it's just hilarious, and sometimes achieves greatness:

Unless you are a man, such as my old friend Wilson was, able to walk forty or fifty miles up and down without fatigue, it is all nonsense going pheasant shooting in the Himalayas...


And the photographs — how many of you chaps out there have game-fished looking like this?

And my favourite:

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