THE CALLISON STABLES
don't know why you had to bring me out here," Grace
muttered as she and Trevor
walked slowly up the hill. "I-I've never been on a horse in my entire
"Well, I figured that with everything that's going on
today, you'd need something to take your mind off of it." Trevor
stopped in front of the fence and smiled at the two beautiful horses that stood
waiting for them.
"B-but, what if I get thrown?" She eyed the
horses nervously. "I-I don't know how to ride!"
"Oh, you won't get thrown! It's easy. You just
get on the horse and ride." He reached out to stroke the mane of one
of the horses.
"I see you've decided to come and take these beauties out
for a ride," came the voice from behind them.
turned to see a man he did not recognize. "Hello. Who are
Lamont," the man replied as he held out his hand. "I'm the
new caretaker here at the stables."
"What happened to Mr. Hadley?" Trevor asked as he
shook Burt's hand. "He's the caretaker."
"Well, seems like Mr. Hadley's mother took ill. He
had to head back east to take care of her. I'm his replacement. Just
got into Albanyville the other day."
"Good to have you aboard." Trevor smiled.
"Now, if you'll excuse us, Mr. Lamont, we have some riding to do."
He nodded and led Grace through the gate to the horses.
Burt watched Trevor and Grace closely. Silently, he began
to wonder what it would be like to have had all the benefits that went along
with being a part of a family like the Callisons. With a sigh, Burt shook
his head and turned to make the long walk up the hill to the old farm house.