by Meghan Reynolds, age 9, from US
One day, a young girl named Meghan Reynolds was walking down the road
at 6:30 a.m. on a freezing day in mid December. You are probably wondering
why she was on a walk at 6:30 in the morning on the weekend! Well, she was
on her way to Rose Hurst Stables in Middlebury, Connecticut, on that cold
Sunday morning. She went horse back riding there and helped out with the
horses. When the brushes in her grooming box hit each other they went click,
clack, click, clack on that cold and quiet morning. She felt like she was the
only person on earth because it was so silent outside.
As Meghan walked along she dreamed of Christmas which was only a week
away. then her wonderful dreams broke in half when she heard a loud neigh
of a horse.
"What was that?" Meghan said out loud.
She could hear a horse's hooves thundering down the road. What should I
do? Meghan thought. She saw that her lead rope was still in her grooming
box. I certainly hope that horse has a halter on. She could tell by the sound
that the horse was getting closer and slowing down.