- Kalashnikoff, Nicolas
Jumper: The Life of a Siberian Horse
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1944, Cloth, , First Edition, First Printing, Very Good /Good+
224 pp. Blue Cloth with silver embossing is fine, some foxing to endpapers, and top of pages a bit dull. DJ missing two pieces with spine darkening. Dust jacket art and decorations by Edward Shenton. 'Although Jumper was harnessed almost daily that winter, the chores assigned to him were so light that he considered them as recreation rather than labor. The loads of hay, straw, and wood that he was required to pull were no burden at all. In this and other ways he was shown special favors. Even the stable hands regarded him as one set apart from his companions by certain qualities commanding their affectionate respect. They gave him the simplest tasks, and saved for him the chiocest foods. / After the adventure with the wolves his fame spread. Complete strangers asked to have him pointed out to them, and vied with each other in congratulating the master on possessing such a remarkable horse. The story of his exploit passed from mouth to mouth among the villagers, and lost nothing in the telling; a number of embellishments were added for the benefit of visitors. / ''That Jumper. . . . The huge wolf had him by the throat, and Gerasim was comitting his soul to God, when this miracle happened! . . . How can anyone say that a horse has no mind and soul?'' '