Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Sable (Mustela zibellina), a fur-bearing animal of the family Mustelidae, widely distributed through the forest regions of Siberia. The sable is about 2 feet long, more stoutly built, and with a more bushy tail then the Pine Marten, of which it is probably a variety. The fur is lustrous brown, with a yellowish patch on the throat. It is of great commercial value, a skin of the first quality being worth more than £20. The North American Sable (M. americana) appears to be scarcely distinguishable. More than 100,000 skins have been imported into Britain by the Hudson Bay Company in a single year

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial