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Boy Woodburn A Story of the Sussex Downs   By: (1874-1927)

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BOY WOODBURN

By the same Author:

BOB, SON OF BATTLE THE GENTLEMAN REDCOAT CAPTAIN THE ROYAL ROAD THE BROWN MARE

[Illustration: FOUR POUND THE SECOND

"Look at that head piece. He's all the while a thinkin', that hoss is. That's the way he's bred."]

BOY WOODBURN

A STORY OF THE SUSSEX DOWNS

By ALFRED OLLIVANT

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1918

Copyright, 1918, by

Doubleday, Page & Company

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages including the Scandinavian

TO THE MOTHER OF LAUGHTER

CONTENTS

PART I THE GIRL AND THE FOAL

BOOK I OLD MAT

CHAPTER PAGE

I. The Trainer 3

II. Boy Shows Her Metal 8

III. Goosey Gander 13

IV. The Gypsy's Mare 19

V. Across the Downs 23

VI. Putnam's 32

VII. Ally Sloper 39

VIII. The Great Beast 44

BOOK II THE WATCHER

IX. Patience Longstaffe 55

X. Her Daughter 60

XI. Brazil Silver 69

XII. The Eton Man 76

XIII. Boy in Her Eyrie 81

XIV. Old Man Badger 90

XV. The Three J's 95

XVI. The Fat Man 100

XVII. Boy Sees a Vision 105

XVIII. Two on the Downs 114

XIX. Cannibal's National 120

XX. The Paddock Close 128

BOOK III SILVER MUG

XXI. The Berserker Colt 137

XXII. Ragamuffin 147

XXIII. The Duke's Hounds 153

XXIV. The Man With the Gamp 160

XXV. The Black Bird 170

XXVI. Jim Silver Goes To War 179

XXVII. The Fire in the Dusk 185

XXVIII. The Fat Man Goes Under 191

Battle 193

PART II THE WOMAN AND THE HORSE

BOOK IV THE TRIAL

XXIX. Albert Edward 201

XXX. The Bible Class 208

XXXI. God Almighty's Mustang 221

XXXII. The Fat Man Emerges 229

XXXIII. The Gallop 234

XXXIV. The Lover's Quarrel 245

BOOK V MONKEY BRAND

XXXV. The Dancer's Son 255

XXXVI. Monkey Sulks 262

XXXVII. The Early Bird 268

XXXVIII. Ikey's Own 272

XXXIX. The Queen of Kentucky 278

XL. Man and Woman 285

XLI. The Spider's Web 290

XLII. The Doper 294

XLIII. The Loose box 299

XLIV. Monkey Brand Gets the Sack 306

BOOK VI MOCASSIN

XLV. Aintree 313

XLVI. The Sefton Arms 317

XLVII. On the Course 324

XLVIII. The Star spangled Jacket 336

XLIX. The Last Card 356

L. The Fat Man Takes His Ticket 365

LI. Old Mat on Heaven and Earth 374

LII. Putnam's Once More 376

PART I

THE GIRL AND THE FOAL

BOOK I

OLD MAT

CHAPTER I

The Trainer

The Spring Meeting at Polefax was always Old Mat's day out. And it was part of the accepted order of things that he should come to the Meeting driving in his American buggy behind the horse with which later in the day he meant to win the Hunters' Steeplechase... Continue reading book >>




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