12 DRIVING FOR PLEASURE.
no further comment. This may also be said of the liveries, etc.
It is well to remember that when a drag is brought to the owner's door or is on exhibition the lazybacks of the gammon and back gammon-viz., the front and back roof seats-should be turned down, and remain so in case the only passenger is carried on the box seat beside the coachman.
Plate III shows the servants in the position of ascending the hind seat, and is simply intended to impress the necessity of having one's grooms carry out a certain uniformity of action. (The costume of the coachman in this picture demands an apology.)
Plates IV and V show the distinction between the rear view of a park drag and that of a road coach, and it is from this point of view that the difference is probably most noticeable. The hind boot in the park drag is hinged at the bottom, so that, when dropped, it forms a table for the serving of luncheon, etc. ; in the road coach it is hinged on the off side, to allow of the guard having easy access to it from the near hind step when the coach is in motion. It will be noticed that the skid is hung on the off side, while in England it is carried on the near side. This change has been made necessary by the American rules of the road, which oblige one to turn to the right.