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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert

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Author: Jessie Graham Flower (Josephine Chase)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,744 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.9
LoC Category: PS
Series: Overland Riders
Downloads: 815
mnybks.net#: 2630
Origin: gutenberg.org
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dling of the first pony selected for her, which squealed and pawed and danced as the cinch-girth was being tightened.

"Vicious!" objected Elfreda Briggs.

"No," answered Grace. "Just playful. If the others are no worse, we shall have a good bunch of horses."

The saddle being secured, Grace stepped up and petted the little animal for a few moments, then mounted. The pony danced under her, then, at a word, galloped off. The Overland girl rode but a short distance, and, turning back, trotted up to the group smilingly.

"Spirited but sweet," was her comment as she dismounted. "He will be all right if he is used right. Try him, Elfreda. I know you will like him."

Miss Briggs took her test without falling off, and promptly claimed the little brown animal as her own private mount.

"You made a most excellent selection, Mr. Lang," complimented Grace, after she had tried the ponies for the rest of the girls and found them suitable. Each girl also tried out and selected her own mo

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