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-1 C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia are a pleasure to read for anyone at any age. So when we were assigned to read a book that humans and animals interacting with each other The Horse and His Boy was one of the first things that popped into my head. And since this was one that I hadn’t read made it even better. Chapter 1 As the story begins we meet Shasta, a boy who is property of an old fisherman. The fisherman Arsheesh, depends on his fishing for a living, depending on how well he has done on a given day determines how he treats Shasta. For example, if no one buys any fish, when Arsheesh comes home he will beat Shasta then send him to bed. While on the days when he sells many fish he is very nice and generous with Shasta. One day a Tarkaan lord required lodging from Shasta and the fisherman. Shasta was given a piece of bread an sent to sleep in the stable with the donkey. It was far to early for him to go to bed so he sat buy the door and eves dropped on Arsheesh and the Tarkaan lords’ conversation. He overhears the Tarkaan lord telling Arsheesh that he would like to buy Shasta from him. Enraged at this Shasta goes away from the door. He comes across the Tarkaan’s horse, and he asks it was his master was like. Not expecting to hear any reply from the horse Shasta is surprised when it starts talking. The horse tells Shasta that it would be better if he were dead in the morning, for his master was vile and cruel. The horse convinces Shasta that they should run away to the north, to Narnia. They decide to go, Shasta then realizes that he does not know the horses name, its Bree. After Shasta finds out that the fisherman plans to sell him to the Tarkaan lord he is furious. He goes over to Bree and talks to him as if he were any other animal. Once Bree answers him, he tells Shasta of Narnia and how he was stolen as a foal and made
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into a war horse. Bree is very intelligent and comes up with the idea to run away, and to make the Tarkaan lord think that he just ran home he makes tracks that lead south. When they were really going north. Bree must then teach Shasta how to ride him. Chapter 2 Shasta and Bree have been riding north towards Narnia, it is slow at first because Shasta keeps falling off Bree and having to get back on. At one point Shasta is so exhausted that he cannot move and they are forced to stop and rest. They decide that they will travel by night and sleep during the day. While rummaging through Bree’s saddle Shasta found food and money that the Tarkaan had left. At first Shasta was apprehensive about taking it because he thought it was stealing while Bree had no problem with it. Every other night before they began their journey Shasta would enter whatever city they were near and buy a loaf of bread and some onions then be off. One night Bree stops in alarm, he can hear another horse. Both Bree and Shasta fear the worst, that they have been found and will be put back into slavery. Soon after they realize that not only was
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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