Joey and Topthorn continue transporting the wounded from the front line to the hospital all during that summer and fall. Although their trips back and forth are arduous and often terrifying, for the most part the horses are happy; the soldiers are kind and appreciative toward them. At the end of each day, the little girl, whose name is Emilie, and her grandfather are waiting for them by the stable door. The old man and the child are in charge of caring for the horses when the workday is done, and they perform their tasks with gentleness and devotion....
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