The boys had invested all their cash in a racehorse but it was the slowest
thing on four legs. It lost every race by a veritable street. In fact it hardly
ever broke sweat.
'It's a useless old brute,' said Sean. 'A waste of time, money and effort.
We'll have to get rid of it.'
'How will we do that?' said Michael.
The easiest way,' said Sean, 'is to leave it here and runaway from it!'