A story of Honduras by the wife of a famous explorer, and a story that has more substance to it than that run of the mill tale of a child in a Latin-American setting. Pablo yearned for man's estate -- and the possession of a horse. But he liked to play and to be lazy, and he resented the ""woman's work"" his mother put upon him. This is the story of how he grew up, through adventure and misadventure and under his father's wise guidance. And of how he won his wish.