Black Beauty

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"The moon had just risen above the hedge, and by
its light I could see Smith lying a few yards beyond
me."—Page 121.

BLACK BEAUTY:

HIS GROOMS AND COMPANIONS,

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HORSE.




Translated from the Original Equine

BY

ANNA SEWELL.




LONDON: JARROLD AND SONS,
3, PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS.

TO

MY DEAR AND HONOURED

MOTHER,

WHOSE LIFE, NO LESS THAN HER PEN,

HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE

WELFARE OF OTHERS,

THIS LITTLE BOOK

IS AFFECTIONATELY

DEDICATED.

"He was a perfect horseman, and never lost his temper with his horse, talking to and reasoning with it if it shyed or bolted, as if it had been a rational being, knowing that from the fine organisation of the animal, a horse, like a child, will get confused by panic fear, which is only increased by punishment."—From the Life of Charles Kingsley, Vol. II., page 9.

CONTENTS.


PART I.

CHAPTERPAGE
I.My Early Home9
II.The Hunt12
III.My Breaking In16
IV.Birtwick Park21
V.A Fair Start25
VI.Liberty30
VII.Ginger32
VIII.Ginger's Story Continued38
IX.Merrylegs43
X.A Talk in the Orchard47
XI.Plain Speaking54
XII.A Stormy Day58
XIII.The Devil's Trade Mark63
XIV.James Howard67
XV.The Old Ostler71
XVI.The Fire75
XVII.John Manly's Talk80
XVIII.Going for the Doctor85
XIX.Only Ignorance90
XX.Joe Green93
XXI.The Parting97
PART II.
XXII.Earlshall101
XXIII.A Strike for Liberty106
XXIV.The Lady Anne, or A Runaway Horse110
XXV.Reuben Smith118
XXVI.How it Ended123
XXVII.Ruined, and going Down-hill127
XXVIII.A Job Horse, and his Drivers131
XXIX.Cockneys136
XXX.A Thief144
XXXI.A Humbug148
PART III.
XXXII.The Horse Fair152
XXXIII.A London Cab Horse157
XXXIV.An Old War Horse162
XXXV.Jerry Barker169
XXXVI.The Sunday Cab177
XXXVII.The Golden Rule183
XXXVIII.Dolly and a real Gentleman188
XXXIX.Seedy Sam193
XL.Poor Ginger198
XLI.The Butcher201
XLII.The Election205
XLIII.A Friend in Need208
XLIV.Old Captain, and his Successor214
XLV.Jerry's New Year220
PART IV.
XLVI.Jakes and the Lady228
XLVII.Hard Times233
XLVIII.Farmer Thoroughgood and his Grandson Willie239
XLIX.My Last Home244

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
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