A good yarn in the boy-and-horse school, the setting Georgia and the rundown plantation of the Fitzgeralds, where the Irish heart of old Sean seems intensified in his grandchildren. To Kevin and his sister, Cleena, horses were their dream, particularly for Kevin, a horse in a picture, white-footed winner, the Barb. Then he finds his prototype, in a gypsy caravan; he sees the thoroughbred behind the ribs and the sores. How he secured the horse for his own, how he brought him back to health, how the Barb won for his young owner the chance for a future of the plantation, all is engagingly told. And there's a romance, too.