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1: Horse Heart By: Meghan Waldron 2011
2: I dedicate this book to my cousin, Gabi. She has had some tough times in the past. When she feels down, I hope this book will remind her of all our adventures together and cheer her up.
3: Gabi and Ciara had just finished making a cast for a little puppy’s leg. “Hey, Ciara?” “What’s up Gabi?” A man strolled into the vet office. “Excuse me misses, but I have lost my horse, Man O’ War Jr, the famous race horse’s grandson. Can you help me find him?” | “We will. Just who are...”The mysterious man left. Gabi and Ciara head to the horse market to see if someone had sold Man O’ War Junior. “Excuse me.” Said Ciara. “Have you seen a prized race horse around here?” | “No. I’m sorry I didn’t Miss.” Said the Manager. “Thank you.” Said Gabi. They both left to go to their car and then they saw large Thoroughbred hoof prints.
4: “Look! Gabi! Hoof prints! They’re leading to the supermarket! Let’s follow them!” Gabi and Ciara drove to the supermarket and they saw the prints lead into the store. They followed them until they ended in front of the vegetables. Ciara found carrot and apple leftovers all over the floor. “Such a messy horse!” said Gabi.
5: The carrot pieces ended in front of the blankets. It had horse hair all over it. “Well, I guess he had a good night’s sleep! Hahaha!” said Gabi. “Look! Hoof prints again! They’re leading out of the store!”
6: Again, they followed the prints back to the vet office where they worked. Ciara said, “I found something! Come look!” “What is it?” Gabi said. Ciara said, “Horse hair is all over the place.” | “CONGRAGULATIONS! You found Man O’ War Junior! You now should sign his papers before the press gets here.” “What are you talking about?” Gabi said. “You look familiar! Hey! You were the guy who asked us to find him in the first place!” The man from inside the vet office from earlier in the day came up to them. He said,” Yes I did. And I apologize for being so rude earlier. I was in a rush to tell the police about Man Jr. because they had a chase to tend to. But please, excuse me.”
7: “Of course. You do know that there is always someone at the station. Never mind about that. What about signing his papers?” “His adoption papers of course! Oh! My name is Alfred O’Malley. Call me Fred though.”
8: Why would I adopt him, Fred? Ciara and I can barely pay for own our dogs!” Fred replied, “Didn’t you two look at the sign I gave you?” “You didn’t give us a paper, SIR!” “Oh. Like I said before, I was in a rush. Here you go.”
9: “Man O’ War Junior is missing. The grandson of Man O’ War. Whoever finds him will receive a portion of his next winnings. Or they can choose to adopt him. The owner can no longer pay for his fees for all the races and the food and the tack.”
10: “Well when is his next race?” “It was yesterday. He made $100,000.” declared Fred. “That means $50,000 for each of us!” Exclaimed the girls at the same time. “We both can get $25,000 dollars to pay for the workers to fix the vet office! But wait, what about Man O’ War Jr.?”
11: “What about him?” Gabi said. “The owner can’t pay for him anymore. Remember? We could use half the money to buy him!” “Yeah! Fred? How much is he selling for?” Gabi exclaimed. “Ladies I am so sorry. Someone called me while you were two talking. But they can’t pay for him. You can buy him!” Fred declared.
12: “Here. Take my $25,000 for him.” Ciara said. “But he’s not” Fred stammered. “No. No. No. No. Take mine.” Gabi said. “LADIES!” Fred screamed. “He’s $50,000. Just combine your one of your $25,000.”
13: “He’s right. We should follow his plan.” Gabi explained. “Alright let’s go buy a horse!” | The girls and Man O’ War Junior lived happily. Fred found a job as a store clerk. He loves storing food better than cleaning horses.
14: About The Author Meghan Waldron goes to LMMS and is a 7th grader there. She likes many sports including horse back riding, snowboarding, skateboarding, and field hockey. Meghan has done Irish Dance, Ballet, Jazz, and Gymnastics. For fun, she likes to hang wither friends, go rollerskating, listening to music and laser tag.Her favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go trail riding with her horse, Chip. These are some of her favorite things.