Animals: Nightingale

Deciding to take up indoor polo, Gabriel ("Frenchy") Loudoux, manager of a Flushing, L. I. riding academy, last autumn bought a small chestnut mare named Nightingale which had had some training in the game. He rarely rented the horse to his customers, keeping her mostly for himself and sometimes letting June Ebdom, a 15-year-old neighbor girl, take her out for exercise. After a few months Horseman Loudoux noticed Nightingale's middle beginning to swell, dismissed it as hay belly, a common winter affliction of horses.

One afternoon last week June Ebdom took the little mare...

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