Captain Prettejohn’s cigars disappeared with his horse.

Capt Richard Prettejohn of the 14th Light Dragoons had been at the head of his squadron at Betwa, where he had charged into the enemy “bareheaded and shouting like a demon”; he had fought at Jhansi, Kalpi, Jowra Alipore and Ranode, frequently being mentioned in despatches. At the Battle of Ranode, another officer observed “Prettejohn of the Fourteenth got a severe sabre-cut across the thigh, and on my way back I passed him, much distressed, not at being wounded, but at being unable to get at his cigars, which, being in his holster, had disappeared with his horse.”