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The Life of a Racehorse (Paperback) Loot Price: R172
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The Life of a Racehorse (Paperback): John Mills
The Life of a Racehorse (Paperback): John Mills

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The Life of a Racehorse (Paperback)

John Mills

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...on backin' o' both ye against the field, so that I should pull off the same balance of fortysevenpunten let which win that might. But supposin' that neither of yer was landed the winner, how should I stand then? Why, I should stand on velvet; because I must win the ninetysevenpunten against Clearwell, and the 'undred pound against you, my bo-o-oy, while I should drop the bet of one 'undred-an'-seventy-five-pound on both of ye against the field, and thus nibble a clear twentytwopunten. That's the way to make a book " cried Harry, jumping from his seat and striding about in a state of almost indescribable excitement. "I thought when I put on my considerin' cap I should do the trick. Make yourself a winner any way. That's yer sor-r-rt " and dropping on his hands he ran up and down the entire length of my box with his heels kicking wildly in the air, repeating, " Make yourself a winner any way. That's yer sor-r-rt " Harry Dale's means have frequently been varied for the end to be attained; but from that moment he never lost sight of the object--to be a winner Any Wat. PREPARATION FOR THE DERBY. 09 CHAPTER XI. THE PREPARATION FOR THE DERBY. The great event--the greatest of my life--approached. As one of the two leading favourites for the Derby, truly may it be said that the observation of the world was upon me. My name was upon thousands, ay, and upon tens of thousands of tongues; and as I rose or fell a point or two in the betting, men's eyes revealed the secrets of their hearts. Backed as I had been by our stable and the public, the interests of the many were concentrated in my anticipated triumph, although numbers still laid heavily against me, and those were not wanting who risked the hazard of the cast between wealth and indigence, gain...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: John Mills
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-34998-5
Barcode: 9781230349985
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-34998-7

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