blow to dad. He's only got these two, and there's no money left to hire or buy another."
"How do you know?"
"I heard him and mother talking about it the other night. She asked him why he didn't hire Joe Wright's horse, to help with the cultivating, and he said he couldn't afford it."
"Well, of course it would be serious if we only had one horse left to do the farm work with," admitted Jed. "But Pete isn't lost yet."
"It will be my fault if he is," said his brother. "I suppose I shouldn't have unharnessed him from the cultivator. He couldn't have run very far, dragging that."
"I guess not. But we'll find him, all right."
"I can't see any more of him."
"No, he's gone around the bend in the road. We'll make some inquiries when we get there."
The two lads went on at a dog-trot. In spite of the calm way in which he took it, Jed was not a little worried over the running away of the horse. A number of things might happen to the animal, and even the loss of its