Grade 1 Story: The Very Beginning of My Subsequent Dream-Life

(story on pages 172-177)

(one night a boy meets Dark Pony asks to be taken to Sleepy Town)

(They pick up a girl and then a dog they meet)

(They pick up a gray squirrel next and then approach Sleepy Town; there is one more picture–which is too precious-of all five of them asleep when they arrive at Sleepy Town)

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“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”–Robert Frost

The first school story which moved,¬†influenced, inspired me, and gave me great pleasure. “Dark Pony”.
From The New Basic Reader: The New Our New Friends, W.J. Gage, 1950s.
“Dark Pony”–a folk tale, previously published in Little Folks Magazine.
Likely illustrated by Evelyn Copelman.
You can still find this old reader for sale on ABEbooks.

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