excerpt from 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands' pp. 181-183 (153 words)

excerpt from 'Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands' pp. 181-183 (153 words)

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

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My experience of Crimean races are perfect, for I was present, in the character of cantiniere, at all the more important meetings. Some of them took place before Christmas, and some after […]

 

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It was astonishing how well the managers of these Crimean races had contrived to imitate the old familiar scenes at home. You might well wonder where the racing saddles and boots, and silk caps and jackets had come from; but our connection with England was very different to what it had been when I first came to the Crimea, and many a wife and sister’s fingers had been busy making the racing gear for the Crimea meetings. And in order that the course should still more closely resemble Ascot or Epsom, some soldiers blackened their faces and came out as Ethiopian serenaders admirably, although it would puzzle the most ingenious to guess where they got their wigs and banjos from.

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