...his whole mass of cavalry came on at speed in the most splendid style. The rush of horse, the sound of the earth, the waving of flags, the brandishing of spears, were grand beyond description but perfectly ineffectual.
Perfectly exotic!The composition of the band is not very different from that of the Ottoman Mehter: is it known how it sounded?
Hint, hint . . . flags . . . hint! Yeh, okay, I hear you.