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The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
By- William Saroyan
Introduction of the lesson- The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
This story is about two poor Armenian boys. They belong to a tribe known for its honesty. The two cousins Mound and Aram, have an intense longing for horse riding. But they can’t afford to buy a horse. So going against the family reputation, Mourad steals the white horse of John Byro. Aram is shocked because it is a stolen horse. But he discounts the charge of stealing and goes for a ride. One day, he hears John Byro telling Uncle Khosrove about his missing horse. He gives the news to Mourad. Next morning, the horse was returned to the place from where it had been stolen.
The story is plainly about the harmless pranks of two little boys. They do take out Byro’s horse but for a joyride only. They don’t mean to sell it for money. So Aram doesn’t think it amounts to stealing. The story has a funny character, uncle Khosrove, who silences every speaker with his roar. He is crazy. The story gives us a glimpse of tribal life. It also ends on a happy note. John Byro feels happy when he finds his horse stronger and better tempered than before.