Soundings

Evidence Farm

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1375a (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1375
  1. James Owen Drife

    Dobbin the horse was the hardestworking animal on the farm. All day he pulled his cart and produced manure. He took both jobs seriously. He read the British Cart-Pulling Journal every week and subscribed to Manure Monthly.

    He was respected by all the animals except the dogs, who rarely spoke to him. He wondered if they disliked him or felt intimidated because he was stronger than they were. One day the dogs came to see him.

    “You will have to change the way you pull the cart,” they said. Dobbin replied that he had pulled it for years and had managed …

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