Harrison Tolly, the steward of the Carey family holdings, was known around the village of Everdon for his affable demeanor and his willingness to help friends in need. Which was why his friend Marcus Dembly, the proprietor of Dembly’s Goods, believed Harrison would help him with the problem of having one too many horses for his stable.
He’d brought the horse down to Everdon Court to show Harrison and was working very hard to convince him he ought to give the mount a go.
“I do not intend to buy your horse, Dembly,” Harrison said as he openly admired the roan gelding. “You realize...