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February 2, 1998

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A tale of two horses

  Years ago I'd drive by nearby pasture as a man curried and fed his horse. Daily the scene was repeated, and it sort of moved me. A man who loved his horse. One day I stopped and complimented the man for his care and concern for his horse. "What's his name?" I asked. "Plug," came the reply. Boy! What a name for a horse. It wouldn't sit too well if I wrote a story on him and there are many a reader who wouldn't cotton to read about the horse called "Plug."