The Horses Didn’t Come Home


A story about a boy, a horse and the last great calvary charge in history. In an army camp in a Middle Eastern desert, a young Australian soldier named Harry is saddling and grooming his horse, Bunty. She is sturdy and strong; an Australian Whaler who belongs to Harry’s sister, Laura, back home in Australia. As Harry finishes the grooming he stands in front of Bunty. The two of them, horse and master, stand totally still. Then Harry swings up into the saddle and turns away from the camp into the desert. A few soldiers watch them as they ride out. No one says a word.

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