A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight-Car

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Author: W.H.H. Murray
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,173 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 669
Added to site: 2007.10.25
mnybks.net#: 18705
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Short Story, Western
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e saddle. Never before had I seen her so grandly herself. Never before had the fire and energy, the grace and gentleness, of her blood so revealed themselves. This was the day and the event she needed. And all the royalty of her ancestral breed--a race of equine kings--flowing as without taint or cross from him that was the pride and wealth of the whole tribe of desert rangers, expressed itself in her. I need not say that I shared her mood. I sympathized in her every step. I entered into all her royal humors. I patted her neck and spoke loving and cheerful words to her. I called her my beauty, my pride, my pet. And did she not understand me? Every word! Else why that listening ear turned back to catch my softest whisper; why the responsive quiver through the frame, and the low, happy neigh? 'Well,' I exclaimed, as I leaped from her back at the close of the review--alas! that words spoken in lightest mood should portend so much!--'well, Gulnare, if you should die, your life has had its triumph. The nation itse

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