An Invitation to the 12th Lancers from Col. Vaughan Oct 1909
I wonder if it ‘s hot or not
if things are dull, and there’s a lull
between the rains. Without much pains,
we really might, put such things right.
I challenge your most famous Corps
at everything. Twelve men I’ll bring,—
(not quite the best . They’ll take a rest,)—
then we’ll compete at every feat,
of skill or chance,—with sword or lance ;
and when that’s done, with horse’orgun,
You ‘ll find the horse, our guns of course.
We’ll also play you every day,
at tennis, polo,—hockey,—so low
I can’t descend,—but to make an end,
my lads will run,—and swipe like fun,
and I’ll look on .
I . V.