Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the third part to 1877’s "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewall. "Black Beauty" is one of the best-selling books of all time. When we left off, our young main character has been trained by his kindly master and wise mother to learn the ways of a properly “broken in” horse. In the last episode, Black Beauty bonds with his stable boy John, who is considerate and pleasant to work with. Our protagonist also starts to learn the ways of his carriage partner, Ginger. Black Beauty also expresses a sense of melancholy over the tedium of being a stable horse, and his desire for more freedom.