One could only expect an erudite and informed publication such as Motor Sport to publish such an academic snippet as the letter from T. Threlfall. It demonstrates clearly how close young Threlfall keeps his car to the ground as to be first to rediscover such abstruse Chinese proverbs.
Of course, the application of this gem concerning our acromegalic and consumptive canine friends is damned apt with regard to the Hispano Suiza and Bentley motor cars:
We Lea-Francis, Alvis, and indeed, Austro, Daimler whippets of the 1973 Mille Miglia Storica did indeed have a very passing interest in the lumbering wheezings of the saurians as they fell rapidly astern.
DR. ROBERT ELLIOT-PYLE Robertsbridge