Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 40

The Pony Express

Billy W. Edmunds

In early days it was very difficult to send mail from one place to another. So they introduced The Pony Express in our country.

The trail was from St. Josephs to Sacramento. The riders had to be strong, brave, and courageous. They had to be patient and cheerful, ready to meet with any hardships.

The Pony Express included five hundred swift, strong horses and employed eighty-three riders. Each rider had three ponies. They changed ponies at the second station, and went on to the third station. At the third station a new rider would be waiting for the other rider to give the mail, and the new rider continued on his way. They carried twenty pounds of mail.

They met savage Indians, and large bands of robbers. They fought savage beasts. Would you like to be a Pony Express rider?

Billy W. Edmunds

School No. 69