Or was the gymkhana momentarily the stronger magnet of the two?
Even over the gymkhana programme, there had been an undercurrent of friction.
"I believe we're going to get the £100 just by collecting, and that the gymkhana will be extra," said Bessie Manners exultingly.
But thoughts so unsettling were out of place, in the midst of a gymkhana with the grand climax imminent.
At half-past nine they and their royal suite drove out to the fête grounds, adjoining the Bombay gymkhana building.
Despite the prevailing glumness, however, the populace turned out to patronise a gymkhana entertainment at the Light Horse camp.
Apparently, the European population in Rangoon exists solely in order to go to the gymkhana.
Now the gymkhana has been quadrupled in size, and far more than quadrupled in membership.
Periodically a gymkhana is got up, with donkey races, gymnastic competitions, and the distribution of prizes.
This is the same "cop" aggregation that won the title from the firemen at the gymkhana.
1861, Anglo-Indian, said to be from Hindustani gend-khana, literally "ball house;" altered in English by influence of gymnasium.