The Surrounded: Catching the Mare
Without understanding why, Archilde is fascinated by a mare he finds in a field of abandoned ranch animals, no longer considered “useful” to ranchers.
He clucked to the skeleton and shook the oats. He meant to put a rope on her, feed her, and trim her tail. It was the least thing a creature of feeling could do. the mare would not be caught. (238)
McNickle, D’Arcy. The Surrounded. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1936.