The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:|
he began to clean the harness, and helped to wash the carriage.
As he was quite too short to do anything in the way of grooming
Ginger and me, James taught him upon Merrylegs, for he was to have
full charge of him, under John. He was a nice little bright fellow,
and always came whistling to his work.
Merrylegs was a good deal put out at being "mauled about," as he said,
"by a boy who knew nothing;" but toward the end of the second week
he told me confidentially that he thought the boy would turn out well.
At last the day came when James had to leave us; cheerful as he always was,
he looked quite down-hearted that morning.
"You see," he said to John, "I am leaving a great deal behind;