We're having trouble getting Michael to eat, again. He's got another tooth or possibly teeth coming through, so that might be why. He is soccer-dribbling a ball down the hallway now and then giving it a final boot as he goes off to do something else. Michael plays happily in the boys' bedroom in a way Marcus never has. Often we find him just sitting looking through books. He also stands in front of bookshelves and puts his head on one side the way one does when browsing for something to read. Does he recognise the spines of the books? Who can say.
From "Guide to Horses of the World" - one of the varieties of bit is the old, reliable jointed snaffle.