• Black Beauty is told from the first person perspective of the horse named Black Beauty. His first memory is “a large pleasant meadow with a pond.”
• Black Beauty’s mother, Duchess, told him when he was young that he came from a family of high breeding and good temperament, so he must be gentle, stand tall, and never bite or kick.
• Duchess loved her master, and Black Beauty believed he and his mother were the master’s favorites.
• The master hit and then fired a plowboy, Dick, who threw rocks and sticks at the horses.
• Black Beauty shares a memory of the first time he saw his master’s dogs hunt down a rabbit, leading the hunters on horses to the rabbit’s scent. Black Beauty witnessed the dogs catch and kill the rabbit.
• One of the hunters fell off his horse in the creek and...
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