'That pedigree I will give thee now - in my own fashion and some hard words as well.' A shadow passed behind Kim, and a feeding camel.
He knew he had rendered a service to Mahbub Ali, and not for one little minute did he believe the tale of the stallion's pedigree.
He had never passed the serai gate since his arrival two days ago, but had been ostentatious in sending telegrams to Bombay, where he banked some of his money; to Delhi, where a sub-partner of his own clan was selling horses to the agent of a Rajputana state; and to Umballa, where an Englishman was excitedly demanding the pedigree of a white stallion.
'It must be the pedigree of that made-up horse-lie,' said he, 'the thing that I carry to Umballa.
The Grogzwig coffers ran low, though the Swillenhausen family had looked upon them as inexhaustible; and just when the baroness was on the point of making a thirteenth addition to the family pedigree
, Von Koeldwethout discovered that he had no means of replenishing them.
What Michael did know was that Del Mar had no pedigree
and was a scrub as compared with thoroughbreds such as Steward, Captain Kellar, and MISTER Haggin of Meringe.
I was born a yellow pup; date, locality, pedigree
and weight unknown.
I have in my possession a paper, yellow with age, that was sent soon after the novel appeared, containing "The Pedigree
of the Family of Appine," wherein it is said that "Alan 3rd Baron of Appine was not killed at Flowdoun, tho there, but lived to a great old age.
In the time of the Romans, as we hear from Pliny, immense prices were given for pigeons; 'nay, they are come to this pass, that they can reckon up their pedigree and race.' Pigeons were much valued by Akber Khan in India, about the year 1600; never less than 20,000 pigeons were taken with the court.
What English breeders have actually effected is proved by the enormous prices given for animals with a good pedigree; and these have now been exported to almost every quarter of the world.
"It was only my whim," he said; and, after a moment's hesitation: "It was on account of a discovery I made some little time ago, whilst I was hunting up pedigrees
for the new county history.
More than 50 pedigree
beef bulls are up for grabs at a special sale in the north-east next week.