Detail: 1880 – A Clever Horse Title Page: Little Folks, 1880, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
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“A Clever Horse” comes from the 1880 edition of “Little Folks”, published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. It is accompanied by the following anecdote: “As a further well-authenticated instance of equine cleverness, we may allude to the case in which a horse has been noted to slip his head out of the halter and to withdraw the bolt of the stable-door, and then to go some distance to a field. After enjoying himself in the open air for a time, he would return to the stable a bolt the door. It is of course, probable that he had been in the habit of doing this for a considerable period before he was found out, and that when his trick was first discovered it was not taken notice of until each separate detail had been carefully noted.”
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