A very comfortable mid-western farm story about a good boy, a good horse and just rewards. Illustrated with soulful pictures done in melt-in-your-mouth colors, the story of young Jesse's desire for Pal-o'-mine and of Old Vesty's stated price of 39Â¢ and line feet of wood, is complicated by the lack of adequate pasture space on Jesse's parents' farm. Solution comes when the nine feet of wood turn out to be three feet from each of the rails of Old Vesty's bordering fence. The 39Â¢ is for new gate hinges. Gent and intimate.