Black Beauty Author:Anna Sewell Many a youngster gingerly feeds a handful of grass to the peddler's horse standing patiently in the street. And as he does so, the child might well wonder what has been the life-story of this old horse with the sad eyes and dropping head. — In what far-away green pasture was he born? Where did he spend his days as a colt? How did he come to the s... more »orry end of pulling a dingy wagon over hard-paved streets?
Black Beauty is the life-story of just such a horse, one who had been born on a gentleman's estate and who grew up petted and beloved, only to fall upon sorry days. But Black Beauty, after years of ill-treatment and cruelty, was to know kindness and good care once more. His story, written by Mrs. Sewell, stands among the best-loved of all children's books. From its pages every boy and girl will learn that our domestic animals, even as humans, need and appreciate the love and kindness of those among whom they live.« less