14 A NEW HORSE  

jasonabadboy4u 29M
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6/7/2006 5:48 pm
14 A NEW HORSE

14 A NEW HORSE
Two farmhands shared a room, One slept at the back of the
room. The other slept near the door. After a while, the one
who slept near the door began to feel very tired early in
the day. His friend asked what was wrong. "An awful thing
happens every night," he said." "A witch turns me into a
horse and rides me all over the countryside." "I'll sleep
in your bed tonight," his friend said. "We'll see what
happens to me." About midnight an old woman who lived
nearby came into the room. She mumbled some strange words
over the farmhand, and he found he couldn't move. Then she
slipped a bridle on him, and he turned into a horse. The
next thing he knew, she was riding him across the fields at
breakneck speed, beating him to make him go even faster.
Soon they came to a house where a party was going on. There
was a lot of music and dancing. They were having a big time
inside. She hitched him to a fence and went in. While she
was gone, the farmhand rubbed against the fence until the
bridle came off, and he turned back into a human being. Then
he went into the house and found the witch. He spoke those
strange words over her, and with the bridle he turned her
into a horse. Then he rode her to a blacksmith and had her
fitted with horseshoes. After that, he rode her to the farm
where she lived. "I have a pretty good filly here," he told
her husband, "but I need a stronger horse. "Would you like
to trade?" The old man looked her over, and he said he
would do it. So they picked out another horse, and the
farmhand rose away. Her husband led his new horse to the
barn. He took the bridle and went to hang it up. But when
he came back, the new horse was gone. Instead, there stood
his wife with horseshoes nailed to her hands and feet.


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