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    Black Beauty is the fictional autobiographical story of its titular protagonist, a horse born in the country and later forced into work pulling a cab in polluted, busy London. The horse's life is recounted in first person as a series of short stories during which the horse's interactions with humans show humanity's capacity for cruelty, kindness, understanding, and violence. The story is one of love and understanding, and Black Beauty eventually retires and finds happiness in the country.