Monday, December 01, 2003

From the Harper's Archive, Pig Sticking in India, originally published June, 1880.

Every reader of modern English novels is familiar with the term “pig-sticking.” The gallant young officer who has won the heroine's heart, and who goes to India in order that the wicked rival may intercept his letters and destroy his happiness, is always engaged, while in that distant land, in either tiger-shooting or pig-sticking.

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