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The Rocking-Horse Winner (Lawrence)

Wouldn't it be nice to be rich, even if that wealth came at the cost of other things? If you answered yes, here's another question: what if that cost was your life? D. H. Lawrence's short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner" tells the story of young Paul, who brings in the dough for his family by predicting the outcomes of horse races—for the ultimate price.

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