HIGH-STEPPING HORSES by Frances E.-Ed. Clarke


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A collection made up of stories, anecdotes, legends, newspaper accounts, and poetry is focused on the horse, in his natural as well as his wild state, with and without humans, and always as a very special creature. From centaurs, Pegasus, Bucephalus, and El Cid's Babieca, this also embraces Sherlock Holmes' solution of the missing race horse, Silver Blaze, Tschiffely's Gato, W. H. Hudson's Cristiano, the Mexican plug that Clemens bought, and Kipling's Maltese Cat. There are selections by Ambrose Bierce, Felix Salten, Edgar Allen Poe, Saroyan, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Will James, Paul Annixter, among others; poetry by Frost, Lindsay, Whitman, and articles on the death of Man o' War and of Anna the horse that starred in Aida. Plenty of variations to make this welcome wherever horses are a habit as well as a hobby.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1961
Publisher: Macmillan