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Summary of The Rocking Horse Winner The Rocking-Horse Winner by DH Lawrence is about a boy Paul who makes a great deal of money by betting on horses He knows which horses to bet on because somehow when he rides his rocking Horse it tells him which one will win Pauls family needed money Bent on helping his mother who equates luck with wealth Paul gains an interest on betting on the horses Fronted by the family gardener Bassett Paul begins to make a lot of money but seems to become more and more obsessed with a toy rocking horse With the help of his uncle Oscar Paul secretly sets up a trust fund for his mother who in turn begins to spend money more rapidly than before The stakes then become higher for Paul as the pressure mounts to pick a winner for the Derby never minding the fact that the pressure is taking a toll on his body and mind It was one night that Paul was riding his horse at full speed when suddenly a blaze of light hit him up He screamed Malabar Then he fell off with a crash that would put him into unconsciousness he never did recover from that fall He died later that night Paul needed his rocking horse without it he would never have felt that luck Luck gave him a sense of worth that would help him to know that he could succeed later in life The rocking horse let him forget all his worries and focus on the winner He loved to ride his rocking horseEvery time he jumped on it was like the biggest race he would ever be in and gave it his all Paul died doing something he loved
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