27 MARCH 1915, Page 15

[To Ti. Enrroz or :sr .SricrAroa."1

Sra,—As a boy I lived with an officer who had been through the Peninsular War and also at Waterloo under the Duke of Wellington. He said if you met the Duke walking he was a little man, but the Duke on horseback was a big man. In other words, he had a long body and short legs, just as some men have short bodies and long legs, and are tall when walking and comparatively small when sitting. There is a well-known picture of the Duke and Sir Robert Peel standing side by side, in which Peel appears tall and the Duke beside