"Oughtn't he just to have a tiny bit of something if he's starving?" said Mike. "I'm sure I read somewhere that starving people should only be fed a spoonful at a time-"
Before the Elliots could put their scanty views on the treatment of starving horses into operation the pony seized the loaf of bread and polished it off in a wink.
From VENTURE TO SOUTH AFRICA, Chapter 8, Enter Stella.