A slight thing- scarcely more than a short story- of fillies- half sisters, who from babyhood raced each other, rejoiced in...

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EARTH EAGLES

A slight thing- scarcely more than a short story- of fillies- half sisters, who from babyhood raced each other, rejoiced in their speed. Then- at three- one is ready to be shipped to Ascot, the other, lamed by an accident, is grieving to death. On the day before the shipping, there is a special tryout; Rainbow watches from her stall- and dies of a broken heart. That night, returning from the newly dug grave, she releases her twin, races her across the familiar meadow, then the head of the stud farm hears a scuffle, and rising beat of hoofs- and, when he crosses the meadow to take back the living filly, he finds her dead at her sister's grave. The story is set in a strangely mannered frame, highly stylized. The story would be better without it.

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Publisher: Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947