Coal Black Horse Summary
Robert Olmstead

Everything you need to understand or teach Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead.

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Coal Black Horse Summary

In May 1863, Robey Childs lives with his mother Hettie Childs in the countryside of what today is probably known as West Virginia. His father has gone away to war, enlisting in the Union Army. The Childs' farm is very remote and almost entirely isolated from the outside world. One night Hettie has a dream, or vision, in which she sees that Thomas Jackson has died and that her husband, Robey's father...

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