HIDE-OUT FOR A HORSE by Gerry Turner


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A New York hansom-cab driver and his horse turned out of house and stable provide the impetus for this bleak attempt at humorous intrigue. Lindy Williams and her friend Harold try to provide a respite for the twosome, coming up with such unlikely shelters as the roof of the Williams' fashionable Eastside apartment building, and a cave in Central Park. Their fondness for Mr. Kirby, the driver, is difficult to share: his conversation shifts between snuffles and depressing mutterings about money owed to him and by him, while his horse Pie exists simply as a flea-bitten prop. Lindy and Harold are cartoon stereotypes of children, their antics aren't worth a whinny and their story will have a hard time finding stableroom.

Pub Date: Jan. 6th, 1966
Publisher: Doubleday