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The Pony From The Moorland Mist

Artist:Eduardo Feito

Tracy moves with her father to superstitious Cornwall, finds a black horse on the moor, the neighbours decide he is evil as she found him in a fairy ring and he attacks the horseshoes above the house door, but her father convinces them not to kill him. She rides the pony and is slightly injured, meets a friend Rachel, they ride to Gremmel's valley which she is told is cursed, Midnight saves her from a swamp. Mrs Lydd gives her a charm to wear while riding him, they save a boy from drowning, Tracy visits a fortune teller who warns of dark things. Rachel decides to make those predictions come true so Tracy won't race the horse any more and sets fire to a haystack at their farm. Tracy runs away and finds Mrs Lydd at Gremmel's castle, who tells her Midnight is the guardian and he will try to kill her. He nearly backs her into a chasm, but her love for him breaks the curse and Mrs Lydd explains she is descended from gypsies and so knows this. Tracy decides to ride away with Midnight, they discover a dam near the village is about to burst and help open it, the gate keeper there comes to the village with them and tells everyone and they all decide Midnight is good and she can keep him.

Part 1
Misty Annual, Issue 1979, Page 57
Sandie, Issue 17, Page 15
Part 2
Misty Annual, Issue 1979, Page 69
Sandie, Issue 18
Part 3
Misty Annual, Issue 1979, Page 86
Part 4
Misty Annual, Issue 1979, Page 97