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The Autobiography Of A Horse, With Fifty Illustrations.

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184                                 BLACK BEAUTY.
my dear master Jerry; but three years of cab work, even under the best conditions, will tell on one's strength, and I felt that I was not the horse that I had been.
Grant said at once that he would take Hotspur; and there were men on the stand who would have bought me, but Jerry said I should not go to cab work again with just anybody, and the Governor promised to find a place for me where I should be comfortable.
The day came for going away. Jerry had not been allowed to go out yet, and I never saw him after that New Year's eve. Polly and the children came to bid me good-bye. " Poor old Jack! dear old Jack! I wish we could take you with us," she said, and then laying her hand on my mane, she put her face close to my neck and kissed me. Dolly was crying and kissed me, too. Harry stroked me a great deal, but said nothing, only he seemed very sad, and so I was led away to my new place.
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