National Geographic : 1980 Jun
the girls had readMarguerite Henry's popular novel, Misty of Chincoteague, about another island horse. For theirpart,the girls earned straightA's in school and saved $250 from allowances, gifts, and cutting grass. But they set their hearts on a palomino (left) another visitor wanted too, and a tense biddingwar followed. Murray and Marianfinally won theirMisty, but not before the fire departmentcollected a handsome $625. Chincoteague:Watermen's Island Home 815 "