King of the Wind Author:Marguerite Henry The young boy watches in horror. A man is savagely whipping the half-starved horse. — "Can this bony animal be the great King of the Wind?" the boy wonders. "Is this my belived horse, harnessed and bleeding from the whip's lash?" — It IS King of the Wind - once the Sultan's fastest stallion. A horse born to race the wind, but then secretly sold... more » at the Thieves Market.
"At last I've found him!" thinks the boy. "I must save him!" Quickly the boy rushes forward, just as the cruel man raises his whip . . .« less