by Elizabeth Yates
When Melody Austin goes into the woods, she can enjoy the beauty of the trees and the shimmer of her beloved lake, but she can't hear the birds singing, nor can she tell her parents what she has seen. For Melody is deaf, and she cannot utter an intelligible word.
One day she discovers that a stranger, a young Irish boy, is hiding in the woods near the lake she often visits. Upon meeting him, she is both intrigued and perplexed, for she must face the question of what to do about him and the horse he has stolen. Little does she realize, however, that because of Danny O'Dare and the horse Blue Lightning, her silent, lonely world will be changes forever.
Sequel to The Journeyman.