Waltes Elmond's story of a young couple's struggle to own a horse and its meaning to their way of life now appears here in book form and softly illustrated. and Eli Borst, newly arrived pioneers from Germany, life in the ruggest of New York State in the year 1714 was filled was filled with hardship but tem by ho. Elizabeth was going to have a child and though the couple was extremely poor, in were in five shap. In his desire to relieve Elizabeth's burden by with a horse, Joe takes something far more precious away. In exchange for her hair, the item which mean civilized comfort to Elizabeth, Jacob acp an more. On the long and arduous trail, the old horse seems to bear out the de of neighbers, but once on the once on the farm -- it bears a colt -- an almost miraeud and one which serves to dissolve the growing barrier between man and wife. A subtle and sensitive portrait of the cares and values of early Americans.