A LOOK OF EAGLES by Barbara Berry


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Shortly after Sam and Gramp buy The Cat, an awkward thoroughbred yearling (Gramp alone at the auction recognizes that proud ""look of eagles"" it shares with Man o' War), the old man dies and Sam has to go to live on a dairy farm with Uncle Jim, who sells The Cat and discourages Sam's interest in horses. At the end boy and horse are reunited, but just long enough for one glorious ride together before the animal is put to death, having become a vicious killer after several owners have mistreated it. By then though Sam has begun working with Jim's neighbor who trains horses and promises Sam a partnership in the business when he finishes high school -- so you know things will work out for him. Run of the racetrack.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1973
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill