`Only ignorance! Only ignorance! How can you talk about only ignorance? Don`t you know that it is the worst thing in the world, next to wickedness? And which does the most mischief heaven only knows. If people can say, `Oh! I did not know, I did not mean any harm,` they think it is all right.`
Black Beauty is the only novel Anna Sewell ever wrote and the first major animal story in children`s literature. Sewell`s story raises questions about animal welfare and asks people to be kind, sympathetic to their horses and animals in general.
The well-bred Black Beauty is an ideal horse