Pony Anne and the Silver Lantern Express by Jack Tate
Approx. 4,420 words.
Published on August 27, 2011.
Pony Anne and the Silver Lantern Express is a fanciful tale of the only female Pony Express rider. On Christmas Eve, 1860 Anne takes the reins for her injured fiancé and delivers the mail. Along the way Anne meets a helpful, but mysterious stranger driving a sleigh across the deep snow. The stranger gives Pony Anne a magical silver lantern that helps her family for generations.