Chapter 17 Summary

John Manly’s Talk

The rest of the journey is easy, and the Squire's party arrives at his friends’ house shortly after sunset. The horses are taken into a cozy stable and treated well by a kind coachman. When he hears of the fire, the coachman commends James for his willingness to risk his life for the horses, knowing they would not have come out if they had not recognized his calming voice and presence. After several days, the group heads back home, and the horses are glad to be back in their own stalls. John is equally glad to see them.

When James wonders who will be taking his place once he leaves, John tells him little Joe Green will come to learn the job. He is young, not even...

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