The appearance of the stripes is not accompanied by any change of form or by any other new character.
He who believes that each equine species was independently created, will, I presume, assert that each species has been created with a tendency to vary, both under nature and under domestication, in this particular manner, so as often to become striped like other species of the genus; and that each has been created with a strong tendency, when crossed with species inhabiting distant quarters of the world, to produce hybrids resembling in their stripes, not their own parents, but other species of the genus.
There was never stripe nor bar upon his hide in those good days when this the Jungle was new.
Wherever they touched him there was a mark and a stripe upon his yellow hide.
"How many stripes for the priest?" inquired Ancient Palfrey.
"It must be for the Great and General Court to determine, whether stripes and long imprisonment, and other grievous penalty, may atone for his transgressions.
"How do you know that the handkerchief is blue with red stripes?"
"Because, if it had not been blue with red stripes, it would not have been found at all."
Kory-Kory, with a view of improving the handiwork of nature, and perhaps prompted by a desire to add to the engaging expression of his countenance, had seen fit to embellish his face with three broad longitudinal stripes of tattooing, which, like those country roads that go straight forward in defiance of all obstacles, crossed his nasal organ, descended into the hollow of his eyes, and even skirted the borders of his mouth.
These narrow bands of tattooing, thus placed, always reminded me of those stripes of gold lace worn by officers in undress, and which are in lieu of epaulettes to denote their rank.
So you have no cause to be uneasy about stripes
too many or too few; heaven forbid I should cheat anyone of even a hair of his head."
An' now he's got to wear the stripes
for twenty years.