He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.
This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed—like his story—has become legendary.
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King of the wind
Very good should of had sham run at the end though
King of the Wind
This biography of the Godolphin Arabian (or Barb) poignantly chronicles the love and perseverance of the hoses's groom who becomes Sham's "mother" when the newborn's mother dies. The Sultan's gift to Louis XVI goes all wrong when the ship's captain starves the horses to line his pockets. From there, the once spirited and fleet stallion pulls carts and worse until finally achieves redemption through his offspring. A beautiful, true story I've loved for fifty years. Don't bother to see the movie version.
FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME
This book has been my favorite book for over 7 years!!! You will get your money's worth if you purchase it! It has a little bit of all genres... Definitely a five star book to me:)