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The two wise cart-horses

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Cart-horses, though heavy-looking animals, are more sagacious that their more gracefully formed relatives.

A cart-horse had been driven from a farmyard to the neighbouring brook early one morning during winter to drink. The water was frozen over, and the horse stamped away with his fore-feet, but was unable to break the ice. Finding this, he waited till a companion came down, when the two, standing side by side, and causing their hoofs to descend together, broke through the ice, and were thus enabled to obtain the water they required.

Author
Stories of Animal Sagacity
By William Henry Giles Kingston
Published in 1874
Available as free downloads from gutenberg.org and also books.google.com
Keywords
Horse
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