The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:|
to see her, for she deserved a good place.
After she left us another horse came in her stead. He was young,
and had a bad name for shying and starting, by which he had lost
a good place. I asked him what made him shy.
"Well, I hardly know," he said. "I was timid when I was young,
and was a good deal frightened several times, and if I saw anything strange
I used to turn and look at it -- you see, with our blinkers
one can't see or understand what a thing is unless one looks round --
and then my master always gave me a whipping, which of course made me
start on, and did not make me less afraid. I think if he would have let me
just look at things quietly, and see that there was nothing to hurt me,