The narrator is a nine-year-old boy by name Aram. One day he is awakened by his cousin Mourad, who is only a little older than himself. When Aram looks out the window he sees his cousin sitting on a white horse.
He quitely slips out of home and the boys have a ride on the horse.
Where did Mourad get the animal? Did he steal it? How long did he keep it? How did he return the horse to its rightful owner? What was the latter’s reaction to the ‘lost and found’ incident?
An evocative story that reflects the gentle, honest and trusting spirit of the Armenian community displaced in California from their homeland. The boys’ responsiveness to animals is touching.
I reread the story that is included in Great Tales of the Far West (Pyramid Books).