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Swankey of the Body Guard himself, that dangerous youth, and the greatest buck of all the Indian army now on leave, was one day discovered by Major Dobbin tete-a-tete with Amelia, and describing the sport of pig-sticking to her with great humour and eloquence; and he spoke afterwards of a d--d king's officer that's always hanging about the house--a long, thin, queer-looking, oldish fellow--a dry fellow though, that took the shine out of a man in the talking line.
A second chapter reveals differences between the ranks as it explores officer sports, such as polo, fox-hunting, and pig-sticking, which showed the continuing hold of the aristocracy upon important components of the social life of the forces.