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Black Beauty and the Thunderstorm
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CHAPTER ONEMy Own True Name
I have had many names.
But the name I knew first,
the one that is my own true name,
is Black Beauty.When I was young,
I lived in a green meadow
and ran free with my mother
and my friends.Then I was sold.
I had a lot of bad luck
and worse owners.Finally, a cabdriver named Jerry
became my new master.Jerry’s family ran out to greet us
when we got to the big city.
Everyone spoke at once.
“Let’s call him Jack!”
said a girl named Dolly