by Anna Sewell from Black Beauty
Chapter 12 passage: "Black Beauty" is the story of a black horse in England in the 1800s. Written in 1877 by Anna Sewell, the novel tells the story from the horse’s viewpoint. The story covers Black Beauty’s life from the time he is born until his old age. In this passage, Black Beauty has been harnessed to a cart to take his owner, or master, and his caretaker named John on an trip into town. It had been raining a great deal. Now it has stopped raining, but the wind was blowing very hard. As the passage begins, they are on their way home as it gets dark.