This book is very boring in the begining, but beleive me, it is worth reading to the end. It's about a boy who dreams of owning one of Sam Flecher's ponys, but that dream is quickly demolished because his father is accidently killed by a man named Frank Chase. Now, his widdowed mother had to try to rais the farm and family by herself, but finds it too hard and turns to her husband's accidenlal killer. After a few months of living with his new step father, who isn't that bad of a guy, Frank finds out about Chris's dream of owning the pony and gets it for him. Altho the horse is wild, Chris still trys to tame and break Lucifer , the pony, in and succeeds. Christmas falls and Chris is sent to get a present from town for his sister when on the way back gets lost and it is up to Lucifer to get them home. After they get home, Lucifer becomes very ill. Chris, Frank, and Mable (Chris's mom) stay up all night trying to make Lucifer better.Finally, after hard work and some home remidys, Lucifer is all better! Now, instead of being two familys who live together, they are like a family.