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Old 26th Aug 2003, 20:37
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I'll mak siccar
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I gather camels are unsociable. The young Winston Churchill visited an army unit in Egypt, and expressed interest in riding a camel. He was not wholly popular, and the officers selected a notably uncivil camel for him.

Off he went, and duly returned without comment. What had gone wrong? Inquiry was made at the camel lines.

An NCO reported that the camel had kicked Churchill effendi. What then? He reported further that Churchill effendi had kicked the camel. Problem solved.
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