The wild Camargue, a region of southern France, where white plains border n an angry sea, makes an effective background for a slight, loosely organized story. The picture created is striking; herds of black bulls contrast with the wild, pure white horses who roam the plains. The plot, however, is unified only by a young boy's desire for Tangle Mane, one of the majestic breed he has seen. ewell gets a horse, not Tangle Mane, but a colt, which satisfies his longing. The author often interrupts the mood by suddenly speaking to the reader.