One persisted in jogging

TCD MS 10515 folio 100 verso

TCD MS 10515 folio 100 verso

any of the species of zebra.
Watching the mules recalled some incidents which I once noticed in the habits of these animals. The column of mules were tethered awaiting their evening feed. They recognised by their whining and restlessness that the hour for their grain had arrived. Two of them displayed their anxiety in an unusual manner; one persisted in jogging or literally dancing about in its forelegs while the other used to sway gently and monotinously from side to side like an animal in its cage. They both continued their regular motions until their grain arrived. How strange it is that an earnest anticipation should arrouse in the animal a tumultuous excitement and in another a series of movements in rythmical suc-