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Horse Tale

Horse Tale

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April 2001
A horse’s taleMark TWAIN
 
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CHAPTER ISOLDIER BOY - PRIVATELY TO HIMSELFI am Buffalo Bill's horse. I have spent my life under hissaddle with him in it, too, and he is good for two hundred pounds, without his clothes; and there is no telling howmuch he does weigh when he is out on the war-path andhas his batteries belted on. He is over six feet, is young,hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful,springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has ahandsome face, and black hair dangling down on hisshoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.Yes, a person that doubts that he is fine to see should seehim in his beaded buck-skins, on my back and his rifle peeping above his shoulder, chasing a hostile trail, withme going like the wind and his hair streaming out behindfrom the shelter of his broad slouch. Yes, he is a sight tolook at then - and I'm part of it myself.I am his favorite horse, out of dozens. Big as he is, Ihave carried him eighty-one miles between nightfall andsunrise on the scout; and I am good for fifty, day in andday out, and all the time. I am not large, but I am built ona business basis. I have carried him thousands andthousands of miles on scout duty for the army, and there'snot a gorge, nor a pass, nor a valley, nor a fort, nor a

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