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This is a short story about a boy growing up on a farm in America. Apparently I did not read it all in my copy.

 

Amazon summarizes it well : Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.

 

As one would expect from Steinbeck the whole thing is superb.  I'll read the rest of it someday.

 

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