When Grandpa Was A Boy, Were There Any Dinosaurs?

Perfectly Sober Steed

1915: After struggling through rain and sleet to the Italian town of Sant’ Angelo, Norman Douglas rewarded his coach driver with a coin, which cheered the man up. Douglas suggested that the driver buy himself something to eat, but when he saw him again a little later, the man’s inept smile made it obvious he had spent the money on alcohol instead of food. Just a glass, he grinned, of wine. “But the horse is perfectly sober.”

Source: Norman Douglas, Old Calabria (2001), pp. 35, 36

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