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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 A Horse with Wings
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James, a generally good little boy who is sometimes naughty, accidentally breaks a window with his football. Instead of waiting for his parents to punish him, he goes to bed without any supper of his own volition. He dreams about a winged horse, Pegasus, who tells James about how the ancient Greek gods were imaginary, unlike James's religion, which is 'true'. Pegasus goes on to say that James should be truthful, work hard at school, be good to his parents, be a team player, and help others, especially migrants, who 'have a difficult time in a strange country with a strange language'.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 33-36
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