instant they mount their horses they seem to be entirely changed, and surprise the spectator with the ease and elegance of their movements.
Author: R.M Ballantyne
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 116Reproduction of the original: The Dog Crusoe and his Master by R.M Ballantyne
“You're only a boy: a rude, common little boy—a slave probably, who's stolen his master's horse.” “That's all you know,” said Shasta. “He's not a thief, ...
Publisher: Enrich Spot Limited
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 593The Horse and His Boy takes place during the reign of the Pevensies in Narnia, an era which begins and ends in the last chapter of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A talking horse called Bree and a young boy named Shasta are the protagonists. By chance, they meet and plan their return to Narnia and freedom. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.
And this horse did his lord love better than any other steed; for that it was of a disposition most rare. Yet did Owlglass none the less bethink him of a ...
Author: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie
Publisher: WERTHEIMER AND CO
View: 141“Wit, an’t be thy will, put me into good fooling! Those wits that think they have thee do very oft prove fools; and I that am sure I lack thee, may pass for a wise man: For what says Quinapalus? Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” Clown in “Twelfth Night,” Act I., Scene 5. Among the folkbooks of the German nation, not one has obtained so general a circulation as that now presented in an English form. It has been deemed worthy, as by the Appendix may be perceived, of being translated into French, Dutch, Danish, Polish, nay, even Hebrew, and honoured by being reprinted on every kind of paper, good and bad. A favourite among the young for its amusing and quaint adventures, and a study among those who strive, by the diligent comparison of different eras of national literature, to arrive at a due appreciation of national character, Eulenspiegel, or Owlglass the boor (peasant), possesses a peculiar value for the old. I well remember how, as a very little child, I first made the friendship of the lithe though clumsy hero; and to the present time do not feel that I can say I have lost my interest in the humourous quips and quiddities of the strolling vagabond. I little thought, when I then read the German book, that it would be my privilege to introduce him to other readers in my own language. The Gil Blas of German mediæval story, there is deep instruction in the pungent jests and literal ways xof the man who held up his mirror for owls to look in, and each of whose tricks might form the groundwork of a moral reflection. And for the early times in which it appeared, there was not a little courage in the author of it. Strange to say, this person appears to have been a Franciscan friar, Thomas Murner, who, in other matters, made not a little stir in his own day. He visited this country, and wrote a book in defence of our good King Hal the Bluff against that famous monk, Luther; and he received some assistance in a substantial gift from that monarch. An account of him will be found in the Appendix; we have here only to deal with the significance of the book itself. Like the deep searching work of Rabelais, the book is a satire, not upon human life only, but upon special and dangerous topics. Very early editions contain the story of how Eulenspiegel procured an old skull from a churchyard, and turned the passion for worshipping relics to profitable account; and the priests and would-be learned men of his time continually appear in ludicrous, undignified, or humiliating positions. Rank was not respected, nor was vice in high places passed by with (so-called) discreet silence. Yet with all the graver objects in the book, the immediate aim of amusement was never forgotten; and, letting us into the secrets of peasant life in Germany at an era when peasants had little to rejoice over, we almost imagine that we can hear the shouts of laughter with which the blunt outspoken jokes of this sly clown were received. But Mr. Hallam does justice to a higher appreciation of this kind of literature among the better classes of the time. To be continue in this ebook...
The faithful and intelligent animal led him to the place where his master lay senseless. A still more interesting incident, of a similar kind, ...
Author: Rollo Springfield
Publisher: Good Press
View: 152"The Horse and His Rider" by Rollo Springfield. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
And upon an objection to this evidence being received to bind the master , Lord Ellenborough said “ If the servant is sent with the horse by his master ...
Author: Robert Smith Surtees
... saddle between him and the horse , his legs merely sustain a heavy weight , from which ... his master , whom he never intended to c 2 SEAT ON A HORSE .
Author: Sir Francis Bond Head
The course of the employment of the Carman was , that , with the Horse and Cart , he took out beer to his Master's customers , who was a brewer , and in ...
Author: George Henry Hewitt Oliphant
about to be sold , and will on no account suffer his purchaser to come near ... of taking leave of a horse , and his recognising a new master ) ; it is then ...
But now that they are at the little wicker - gate of the flower - garden , and as Mr. Orton dismounts from his horse , Old Toney asks him , as he takes hold ...
View: 376Enjoy reading this mid-19th century anti-slavery novel by an anonymous Tennesseean.
He glanced at his wife, who still avoided his eyes, and then spoke to Teroe who had returned to his master's side. “Escort the Prince to see Safanubaal.
Author: Ernest L. Walker
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
View: 817Why did Hannibal Barca lose to Scipio at the battle of Zama in Africa, when he had defeated Roman armies in Italy for 18 years?
But in these times the education and familiarisation of the horse is never thought of. What does the owner of a stud of hunters know or care about them ...
Author: Knightley William Horlock
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 564This vintage book, originally published in 1920, contains a collection of reminiscences relating to author's extensive hunting experiences. Fascinating and enjoyable to read, this volume offers a unique insight into English hunting in the nineteenth century, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of the sport. Contents include: "Great Equestrian Feat Performed without a Horse", "The Authors rapid Promotion", "Reminiscences connected with Ten Thousand a Year", "The 'Real Original' Fox", "Account of some Morning Calls upon him", "He dies a Domesticated Character", "Comparative speed of Hounds and Horses", "A Curiosity in Natural History", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.
be readily ascertained whether a horse has been well dressed by rubbing him with ... He , like his master , has enough to do to keep him in health , and not ...
Author: William Youatt
of former times , but a slight degree taller than the road - horse ... from accident occurring in his master's service , and even attributable to the master ...
Author: William Youatt
And LONGEVITY OF THE HORSE . with regard to chemical science , it would teach It has ... affects the horse and his master alike , chant to him the song of ...
Upon such occasions the abused by a set of twa legged brutes than perhaps any other ani . horse would regulate his movements so as to prevent his master mal ...
Category: New York (N.Y.)
... that had witness a paper , to which he saw the prisoner killed his master ... with a way between the place where he met the prihorse of his master's at ...
Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Author: Vere D. Hunt
Comanche--the Horse who Survived Custer's Last Stand Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence ... that in some instances a faithful horse will stand guard over its master ...
Author: Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
View: 683His Very Silence Speaks addresses larger issues such as the human relationship to animals and nature, cross-cultural differences in the ways animals are perceived, and the symbolic use of living and legendary animals in human cognition and communication.