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The works of Stewart Edward White [The Silent places].


The works of Stewart Edward White [The Silent places].

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    Stewart Edward White (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...thoughts. 'Hi!' he called aloud. May-may-gwan almost instantly appeared in the entrance, a scarcely concealed hope shining in her eyes. This was the first time she had been summoned. 'Ninny-moosh--the dog,' commanded Dick, coldly. She turned to whistle the beast. He came at once, already friends with this human being, who understood him. 'Come here, old fellow,' coaxed Dick, holding out his hand. But the half-wild animal was in doubt. He required assurance of this man's intentions. Dick gave himself to the task of supplying it. For the first time in a month his face cleared of its discontent. The old, winning boyishness returned. Maymay-gwan, standing forgotten, in the entrance, watched in silence. Dick coaxed knowingly, leading, by the very force of persuasion, until the dog finally permitted a single pat of his sharp nose. The young man smoothly and cautiously persisted, his face alight with interest. Finally he conquered. The animal allowed his ears to be rubbed, his nose to be batted. At length, well content, he lay down by his new master within reach of the hand that rested caressingly on his head. The Indian girl stole softly away. At the fireside she seated herself and gazed in the coals. Presently the marvel of two tears welled in her eyes. She blinked them away and set about supper. CHAPTER FIFTEEN Whether it was that the prospect of getting about, or the diversion of the dog was responsible for the change, Dick's cheerfulness markedly increased in the next few days. For hours he would fool with the animal, whom he had named Billy, after a hunting companion, teaching him to shake hands, to speak, to wrinkle his nose in a doggy grin, to lie down at command, and all the other tricks useful and ornamental that go to make ...
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