King of the Wind Author:Marguerite Henry 1971 - 7th printing. Illustrated. — 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 beloved horse, harnessed and bleeding from the whip's lash?" — It IS the King of the Wind -- once the sultan's fastest stallion. A horse born to... more » race the wind, but then secretly sold 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