Black Beauty: Young Folks' Edition (Illustrated Edition) by Anna Sewell

By Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell (1820-1878) was once a British writer. on the age of 14, she fell whereas jogging domestic from tuition within the rain, injuring either her ankles. potentially via mistreatment of her damage, she turned lame for the remainder of her existence and used to be not able to face or stroll for any size of time. For better mobility, she usually used horsedrawn carriages, which contributed to her love of horses and situation for the humane remedy of animals. She by no means married or had young ones, yet lived at domestic, and remained very on the subject of her mom, Mary Wright Sewell. Mary was once an writer of evangelical kid's books, which Anna helped to edit. Her purely book used to be Black attractiveness, which she wrote among 1871 and 1877. in this time her future health used to be declining. She was once usually so susceptible that she could not get up and doing and writing in any respect was once a problem. She dictated the textual content to her mom and from 1876 started to write on slips of paper which her mom then transcribed. She died in 1878, simply 5 months after her booklet, residing lengthy sufficient to work out the book's preliminary early luck.

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Beauty! do you know me? " And he began patting and patting me as if he was quite overjoyed. I could not say that I remembered him, for now he was a fine grown young fellow, with black whiskers, and a man's voice, but I was sure he knew me, and that he was Joe Green, and I was very glad. I put my nose up to him, and tried to say that we were friends. I never saw a man so pleased. "Give you a fair trial! I should think so, indeed! I wonder who the rascal was that broke your knees, my old Beauty! you must have been badly served out somewhere; well, well, it won't be my fault if you haven't good times of it now.

They all came and looked at me and asked questions. The younger lady—that was Miss Ellen— took to me very much; she said she was sure she should like me, I had such a good face. " "You see, ladies," said Mr. Thoroughgood, "many first-rate horses have had their knees broken through the carelessness of their drivers, without any fault of their own, and from what I see of this horse, I should say that is his case; but, of course, I do not wish to influence you. " It was then arranged that I should be sent for the next day.

They were all wonderfully fond of each other; I never knew such a happy, merry family before or since. Jerry had a cab of his own, and two horses, which he drove and attended to himself. His other horse was a tall, white, rather large-boned animal, called Captain. He was old now, but when he was young he must have been splendid; he had still a proud way of holding his head and arching his neck; in fact, he was a high-bred, fine-mannered, noble old horse, every inch of him. He told me that in his early youth he went to the Crimean War; he belonged to an officer in the cavalry, and used to lead the regiment.

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