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Mary Tourtel - A Horse Book

Mary Tourtel

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An excerpt from the book-AT PLAY.Three little foals you see at play.They romp and sport all through the day,But sometimes they are most sedateAnd try to ape their mothers gait.They wheel and race and leap and prance,And sometimes they are saidMoreAn excerpt from the book-AT PLAY.Three little foals you see at play.They romp and sport all through the day,But sometimes they are most sedateAnd try to ape their mothers gait.They wheel and race and leap and prance,And sometimes they are said to dance:But always they will stand and stareAt anyone who passes there.SCHOOLING.The horse, like us, must go to schoolTo learn by precept and by rule.Like us, he does not love the work,Like us, hes not allowed to shirk.This little instrument you seeStrapped on his back, shaped like a V,Is a Dumb Jockey meant to trainThe horse to bear the bit and rein.[Illustration][Illustration]CLEVERNESS.Billy, the circus pony, canDistinguish letters like a man:Hell hold up for you in the ringHis D for Dunce and K for King.With P for Pony he will showThat he his family name doth know-And he will find the C for clownAnd at his feet will put it down.WILLINGNESS.Although this horse is doing all he can to drag his heavy load up thehill, the lazy boy who is walking beside him, with one hand in hispocket, beats him cruelly with the stick which he carries. The boy istoo silly or too careless to see how willingly the horse is working.