Jackie is a pony from the Steppes: freedom means everything to him, and he refuses to be tamed by the farmer who owns him. And so he is sold to a man who owns a mine. Although he likes the mine owner’s daughter, he rebels again when he is set to work, but at least he realises there are other things in life besides the sun.
Originally published as Hänschen in der Grübe, Ensslin & Laiblin Verlag, Reutlingen
As Jackie the Pit Pony, Oxford University Press, London, 1958, illus Ulrik Schramm