The Talking Horse by F. AnsteyThe Talking Horse by F. Anstey

The Talking Horse

byF. Anstey

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...raving lunatic as a sensible man. It is enough to say that he carried his point. 'I wish you could see the negative!' he said as he came back from his laboratory. 'You were a little red in the face, but it will come out black, so it's all right. That carte will be quite a novelty, I flatter myself.' I groaned. However, this was the end; I would get away now at all hazards, and tell the police that there was a dangerous maniac at large. I got down from the mast with affected briskness. 'Well,' I said, 'I mustn't take advantage of your good nature any longer. I'm exceedingly obliged to you for the--the pains you have taken. You will send all the photographs to this address, please?' 'Don't go yet,' he said. 'Are you an equestrian, by the way?' If I could only engage him in conversation I felt comparatively secure. 'Oh, I put in an appearance in the Eow sometimes, in the season,' I replied; 'and, while I think of it,' I added, with what I thought at the time was an inspiration, ' if you will come with me now, I'll show you my horse--you might take me on horseback, eh?' I did not possess any such animal, but I wanted to have that door unlocked. 'Take you on horseback?' he repeated. 'That's a good idea--I had rather thought of that myself.' 'Then come along and bring your instrument,' I said, 'and you can take me at the stables; they're close by.' 'No need for that,' he replied cheerfully. 'I'll find you a mount here.' And the wretched lunatic went behind the screen and wheeled out a small wooden quadruped covered with large round spots! 'She's a strawberry roan,' he said; 'observe the strawberries. So, my beauty, quiet, then! Now settle yourself easily in the saddle, as if you were in the Eow, with your face to the tail.' 'Listen to me for...
Title:The Talking HorseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217611214

ISBN - 13:9780217611213