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The Horse Whispering
Rick Reilly
June 08, 1998
So I was walking home from that new Robert Redford movie when I heard somebody in the alley go, "Hey, buddy."
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June 08, 1998

The Horse Whispering

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So I was walking home from that new Robert Redford movie when I heard somebody in the alley go, "Hey, buddy."

It was pitch-black.

Who's in there? I said, loudly.

"Real Quiet," said a voice.

Who's in there? I whispered.

"No, you moron! Real Quiet, the horse! And lemme tell you, pal, I ain't staying real quiet anymore."

What, you're changing your name?

"No, you mule! I can't stay real quiet anymore because I'm so hacked off!"

Come out into the light where I can see you.

"No chance. I'm breaking training. Lemme ask you something: What do they want me to do?"

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