A young boy working in Nova Scotia's treacherous coal mines in the beginning of the 20th century, finds a friend in a pony, one of the ponies used to haul coal up from the tunnels to be used at the railway and steel mill.

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Ben Rose-Davis ...
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Rory MacLean
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John MacLean
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Maggie MacLean (as Ellen Philpotts-Page)
Anna Wedlock ...
Sara MacLean
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Denny Doherty ...
Charley McGinnis
Jonathan Langlois-Sadubin ...
Simon O'Neill
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Jimmy O'Neill
Carol Sinclair ...
Mrs. O'Neill
Bill McFadden ...
Ed O'Neill
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Andrew Bigelow ...
Ben Frawley
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MacIsaac Smith
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Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with his older brother John. But when Willie's father is injured and John is killed in an accident at the mine, Willie is forced to step into his brother's shoes to support his older sister Nelle, and two younger sisters until their father recovers. Willie soon finds work at the mine lonely (aka: the pit) and unfriendly in which he forms a bond with a pit pony horse in order to make it though each day. Written by Anonymous

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