“Okay. Since we can’t convince Officer Logan that Caesar needs to be free of his carriage and owner, maybe we need to think outside the box.”
“Huh? Outside what box?”
“You know, like outside the ring you ride the horses in. Think bigger. Get it?”
“Ohhh. Sí. So what’s this outside-box plan?”
“It’s a little more complicated than the first plan, but hear me out. I think we need to try to change things for horses. All horses.” She hangs on to the saddle horn with both hands, twisting her neck to see him. He shakes his head, confused. She shrieks, trying to be heard over the sound of Caesar’s clopping hooves. “Imagine if we don’t just save Caesar—we save every horse in the city.”
Rico pulls on the reins, slowing down the horse. Excited by her new idea, Maxzyne waves her arms at the city skyline. “Last month we learned in civics class at school all about how rules are made in Chicago.” She grins and bounces in the saddle.
Rico groans. “No, not more rules. What is it with city people and rules?”
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