Black Beauty

Who is Seedy Sam?

Seedy Sam

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Seedy Sam, at first seems to stand with the regular villains of the story; he clearly overworks and whips his horses. But Sewell affords him an opportunity to defend himself, and for one of the only times in the book, a character provides some sort of moral justification for treating these animals cruelly. Sam must choose between treating his family well and treating his horse well; he does not have the luxury to be lenient with his animals.



Seedy Sam is a skinny fellow who has to earn more than eighteen shillings a day to feed his family and to pay Nicholas Skinner a reputable bad dealer of horse.He said that to earn money he has to work Sundays even and didn't get a proper rest.Eventually he dies later with his last words,"I never had a Sunday's rest."


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