Evidence Of A Jockey

THE following dialogue was lately heard at an assize:--Counsel: What

was the height of the horse? Witness: Sixteen feet. Counsel: How old

was he? Witness: Six years. Counsel: How high did you say he was?

Witness: Sixteen hands. Counsel: You said just now sixteen feet.

Witness: Sixteen feet! Did I say sixteen feet? Counsel: You did.

Witness: If I did say sixteen feet, it was sixteen feet!--you don't

catch me crossing myself!