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2 edition of Black Beauty found in the catalog.

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty

the autobiography of a horse.

by Anna Sewell

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Collins in London, Glasgow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesCollins seagull library
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13882263M

After a traumatic downfall and coming close to death from overwork, Beauty at last finds a home in a beautiful spot with people who will care for him for the rest of his days. Chapter 2 The Hunt Before Beauty is two, he witnesses something he says he'll never forget—a hunt. The new rein made her so irritable that she "began to snap and kick" 8. These guys are so nice, right? So how do you think James made it happen? Lives in Earlshall Park.

It was donated by Caroline Phelps Stokesa philanthropist known for her work supporting animal welfare, in Sir Oliver says they're also used for fashion, even though people think they're supposed to prevent a horse from being startled. As Merrylegs explains, Ginger is a rather irritable and cold horse whose meanness she blames on the cruel treatment she received from her masters. Allusions Literary and Philosophical References The only literary references in this book are to the Bible. There's a pretty clear clue about this dude's character tucked inside his name… This new master orders lots of good food, but is totally out to lunch when it comes to his new groom.

Fingers crossed on that one… Beauty and Ginger are harnessed and brought to the house. One rider and his horse survive, but the other pair, George Gordon —son of Squire Gordon —and his horse, Rob Roydie from the accident. Bond, the farrier someone who shoes horsescomes to examine the fallen black horse and sees that his leg is broken. Farmer Grey trains Beauty carefully, making sure he's used to the bridle, saddle, and any frightening obstacle that might get in his way. He continues to try his best though until his health simply deteriorates. They turn onto a road covered in fresh stones, and Beauty is forced to run full speed ahead while missing a shoe.


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James gets a little emotional at the thought of leaving John. One such clueless driver takes Beauty out one day to pull his children and wife in a carriage, paying no attention to Beauty, and Beauty gets a stone in one of his front feet.

One day, Jerry and Beauty encounter two drunk young men who want to pay extra to rush to the train station. Two horses fall trying to jump a brook to get the hare.

Peggy's replacement is a young horse who Beauty doesn't name, but who startles very easily and seems anxious. Beauty doesn't need to be told twice, and gallops "as fast as I could lay my feet to the ground.

Unfortunately he occasionally drinks heavily.

Anna Sewell

We're not sure. The arguably detrimental social practices concerning the use of horses in Black Beauty inspired the development of legislation in various states that would condemn such abusive behaviours towards animals.

So why did Sewell call the book Black Beauty? They drop the Gordons at the train station and turn back to Birtwick, "[…] But it was not our home now" Chapter 11 Plain Speaking Beauty begins to realize how fantastic Birtwick really is: "Our master and mistress were respected and beloved by all who knew them" Six other colts live in the meadow with Beauty and his mother.

This unrecognizable horse looks at Beauty and says, "Black Beauty, is that you? The only protagonist featured in more than two parts of the story is Black Beauty.

He always tries his best to serve humans despite the circumstances. The next day, Lady W tells York that the horses' heads must be pulled up even higher, because "[…] they are not fit to be seen" They take turns riding him, and one day James brings Merrylegs back to the stable and gives him a warning about getting into trouble.

Slowly Farmer Grey introduces Beauty to the saddle, horseshoes, and a harness, always taking care to make sure Beauty isn't scared.

It begins with a short foreword explaining the intent and impact of Sewell's work. Know what "filching" means? Everyone's very upset: "The news fell upon the household like the tolling of a death-bell" He mentions that most horses never know their relatives, since they are sold at a young age.

He says he was Joe Green's age when his own parents died of a fever, leaving John and his crippled sister Nelly alone.

Black Beauty (Classic Starts Series)

When Jerry puts Beauty in the cab for the first time, he takes great care to make sure Beauty is comfortable: "There was no bearing rein, no curb, nothing but a plain ring snaffle.

Ryder, could have been kind, but he'd passed the care of his horses to his son Samson, who wasn't gentle at all—"only hardness, a hard voice, a hard eye, a hard hand, and I felt from the first that what he wanted was to wear all the spirit out of me, and just make me into a quiet, humble, obedient piece of horse-flesh" 7.

These last kinds, his mother tells him, are the worst, as they spoil their animals terribly. The kind farmer dislodges it, saying, "[…] it is a wonder he did not fall down and break his knees into the bargain! Beauty and the other horses watch as a pack of hunting dogs tear past their field in pursuit of a hare, followed by men on horseback.

One day when in conversation with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs, he hears stories of wicked masters. Beauty thinks any good driver—and he mentions Squire Gordon or John—would have immediately seen that he was hurt.

Black Beauty Worksheets and Literature Unit

Do tell, Ginger. As his mother tells him, that kind of Black Beauty book is only one in a group of three; the other two are the cruel men who mistreat their animals, and the ignorant men who neglect them.

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