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A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight Car

Auhtor: W H Murray

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, June 2010


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Summary of the Book 'A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight Car':

Alexander Murray (1775 ? 15 April 1813) was a Scottish linguist and professor of Oriental languages in Edinburgh University (1812) Murray was born at Dunkitterick Kirkcudbrightshire and after graduating from Edinburgh University became parish minister of Urr in his native shire. Amongst his works are his editions of Bruces Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile In the Years 1768 1769 1770 1771 1772 and 1773 (1805 new edition 1813) wrote for his students Outlines of Oriental philology (1812) and contributed to the Edinburgh Review. After his death appeared his chief work History of the European Languages with a memoir and the fragment of an autobiography (two volumes Edinburgh 1823).

Excerpts from the Book 'A Ride With A Mad Horse In A Freight Car':


... war-that my story must begin. I was then serving as Major in the -th Massachusetts Regiment-the old -th, as we used to call it-and a bloody ...
... to certain death. Talk about Grant's disregard of human life, his efforts at Cold Harbor-and I ought to know, for I got a Minie in my shoulder that ...
... boyhood I have had what horsemen call a 'weakness' for horses. Only give me a colt of wild, irregular temper and fierce blood to tame, and I am ...
... up to where I lay, and, pausing, looked down upon me as it were in compassion. I spoke again, and stretched out my hand caressingly. She pricked her ...
... power. Her knees across the pan were wide, the cannon-bone below them short and thin the pasterns long and sloping her hoofs round, dark, shiny, and ...
... to the right of us the hoarse tide of battle flowed and ebbed. What charm, what delusion of memory held her there. Was my face to her as the face of ...
... front of my window. And when the nurse lifted the sash, the beautiful creature thrust her head through the aperture, and rubbed her nose against my shoulder ...
... some thirty minutes, the last ten of which she was standing with her slim, delicate head in my lap, while I braided her foretop and combed out her silken ...
... the air, with legs well under her, as if in the act of taking a five-barred gate, and finally would approach and stand happy in her reward-my caress. The ...
... in her every step. I entered into all her royal humors. I patted her neck and spoke loving and cheerful words to her. I called her my beauty, my pride, ...
... she shortly recovered her senses. I had the wound carefully dressed by our brigade surgeon, from whose care she came in a month with the edges of the ...
... peculiar habit of hers-like a dog. As I was passing my hand over her head, I discovered that it was hot, and the thought of the old wound flashed ...
... startled at the energy of my signal, away she flew. What a stride she had. What an elastic spring. She touched and left the earth as if her limbs were ...
... had barely time to undress before the cars were coupled and started. I tossed the clothes to my friend with the injunction to pack them in my trunk and ...
... some portion of her beauty-a horse honored and renowned the country through, because of the transmission of the mother's fame. About three o'clock ...
... for my knife, in order to open a vein. There was no knife there. Friends, I have met with many surprises. More than once in battle and scout have I ...
... in rabies in its fiercest form, the pain is equally intense. These three are the most agonizing of all the diseases to which the noblest of animals is ...
... The nostrils, which had been sunken and motionless, quivered, swelled, and glowed. The respiration became short, quick and gasping. The limp and dripping ...
... car.' Even as I spoke the end came. The mare raised herself until her shoulders touched the roof, then dashed her body upon the floor with a violence ...
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