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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian
King of the Wind The Story of the Godolphin Arabian Author:Marguerite Henry Agba was a wretched mute slave boy in the horse stables owned by the Sultan of Morocco. A beautiful little bay colored foal is born from one of the prized mares. Agba names the future stallion Sham and raises him. Sham grows up to be a beautiful stallion and swifter than most. — One day the Sultan announced that five of the finest stallions would... more » be given to the King of France as a gift. In addition, each horse would have a personal groom for life. Agba is overjoyed that he and Sham are chosen as one of the grooms and five horses to sail to France.
But during the ship's journey to France the supply master pockets the money for food and the prized horses arrived as skin and bones. The gifts are met with laughter and disdain and ordered back to Morocco. What would happen to Agba and Sham now?
This is a fictional account based on the true story of a Godolphin Arabian who became the father of the famous Man O' War racehorse and other prize winning race horses. Many centuries later the name of the Godolphin Arabian can be found in the pedigrees of the finest thoroughbreds.« less