One day, of course, these differences between men and women would disappear – there were signs of that beginning to happen already – but she did not think that day would come at all soon, and she was rather pleased that this was so. God had made things in a certain way, she felt; he had made Africa, he had made Botswana, he had made cattle – and then he made men and women; and he knew what he was doing and we should not be too quick to undo his work.

Some people had ‘the look’ and others did not. It was something to do with confidence, she thought. You had the look if you knew who you were, what you were doing, and why you were doing it. That bull had the look because he knew that he was good at being a Brahman bull; he knew what was expected of him, and he was not plagued by any doubts. Doubts were the enemy of the look – that was very clear. If you were not sure that you should be doing what you were doing, it showed – and you then became one of those who did not have the look.

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