Black Beauty

Anna Sewell


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Title: Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell

Release Date: January 16, 2006 [EBook #271]
Last Updated: February 6, 2013

Language: English







Produced by A. Light, Linda Bowser, and David Widger







BLACK BEAUTY

The Autobiography of a Horse


by Anna Sewell [English Quaker — 1820-1878.]



          [Note: 'Black Beauty' was originally published in 1877. This etext was
          transcribed from an American edition of 1911. Some small corrections
          were made, after being confirmed against other sources.]





                    To my dear and honored Mother,
                    whose life, no less than her pen,
                    has been devoted to the welfare of others,
                    this little book is affectionately dedicated.





CONTENTS


BLACK BEAUTY


Part I

01 My Early Home

02 The Hunt

03 My Breaking In

04 Birtwick Park

05 A Fair Start

06 Liberty

07 Ginger

08 Ginger's Story Continued

09 Merrylegs

10 A Talk in the Orchard

11 Plain Speaking

12 A Stormy Day

13 The Devil's Trade Mark

14 James Howard

15 The Old Hostler

16 The Fire

17 John Manly's Talk

18 Going for the Doctor

19 Only Ignorance

20 Joe Green

21 The Parting


Part II

22 Earlshall

23 A Strike for Liberty

24 The Lady Anne, or a Runaway Horse

25 Reuben Smith

26 How it Ended

27 Ruined and Going Downhill

28 A Job Horse and His Drivers

29 Cockneys

30 A Thief

31 A Humbug


Part III

32 A Horse Fair

33 A London Cab Horse

34 An Old War Horse

35 Jerry Barker

36 The Sunday Cab

37 The Golden Rule

38 Dolly and a Real Gentleman

39 Seedy Sam

40 Poor Ginger

41 The Butcher

42 The Election

43 A Friend in Need

44 Old Captain and His Successor

45 Jerry's New Year


Part IV

46 Jakes and the Lady

47 Hard Times

48 Farmer Thoroughgood and His Grandson Willie

49 My Last Home