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There was no gentleness in him as there was in his father; but 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. (7.7)   Over and over, Black Beauty shows us the good and bad of animal treatment—and here's more of the bad. While some men have empathy toward the animals they raise, some don't. Ginger tells the story of her childhood to Beauty, and while Beauty...

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Grandma Weed was a proficient gardener while Grandpa had the cattle out back. When we girls came to visit we tried to help out on the farm. Inspired to capture this little help of feeding the cows some scrap corn stalks, Mom set out the easel to paint. I'm sure I wasn't good at weeding the garden but had more fun eating the raspberries and chasing Dixie while the cows looked on. Now this place is gone, as our extraordinary Grandparents we so miss. Enjoy this impression of sister Rebecca with wonderful watercolor washes of light on the subjects and...

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