This book tells the story of the unforgettable and never-ending friendship between agba and Sham, a Godolphin Arabian. This book made me cry because, though the ending was a happy one, it was tragic and very sad all at once. I think that anyone who has already had a cose connection with an animal or person and has been there when the person died whill understand Agba.
The moral of the book was set on the balance of good and bad. When Sham was born, Agba noticed a wheat's ear, which signifies evil. However, he also found the emblem of swiftness, a white spot situated on Sham's hind heel. At first, I thought these two signs would cancel each other out and Sham would be just a usual stable horse. However, because of the wheat's ear, Sham lived a poor life until the Earl of Godolphin found him; that is when Sham became a very lucky horse. Though Sham did not have the opportunity to become famous, his children took advantage of their swiftness and became very succesful race horses.
Though Sham lived in a poor environment for most of his life, he did everything that was in his power as a horse to make sure that his children wouldn,t have to live through the same misery. This reminds me of when my grand-parents moved to Canada. They didn't move to Canada for themselves; they moved for the children they were going to have. They didn't want their kids to suffer like they had to; they wanted to be able to se their children have a prosperous life.