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A Horse Called Mystery by Marjorie Reynolds

A Horse Called Mystery (1964)

by Marjorie Reynolds, Marjorie Reynolds

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Last night I decided on a "comfort read" before bed, and "A Horse Called Mystery" fit the bill.

Owlie is lame, wears glasses, and has a deaf mute mother, which makes him the object of taunts and bullying. He spends his spare time with his dog or visiting the worn down horses for hire in town. When one of the horses is slated to be sold for slaughter because it is lame, Owlie acts upon impulse and buys it, even though he has never ridden before. How he grows and matures while caring for Mystery is believable and enjoyable.

The story is aimed at adolescents but is a good read for adults who don't mind a "happy" ending. ( )
  fuzzi | Oct 7, 2013 |
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For Christopher, Stephanie, Jennifer, Katrin, Fiona, and Averil
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Owlie gave a hop with his lame leg which brought him up the steps into the school bus.
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A nearsighted boy with a limp finds his outlook very different at the end of a summer in which he has acquired and cared for a lame horse and become good friends with a doctor whose face has been disfigured by burns.
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