Gypsy, the Talking Dog

Gypsy, the Talking Dog

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... same it is true. I can't always trust my mind; but I can always trust my nose. So here goes. I will follow his trail wherever it takes me!" So saying Gypsy at once left the path he had been following, and took up the new one. It led him directly to the bank of a river, and then followed a sort of rough highway among the rocks. All that afternoon Gypsy followed it, and just at nightfall it led him to a large encampment of soldiers. Although Gypsy did not know anything about it, there was fighting going on at that time between the French and the Malagasies, as the natives of Madagascar are called; and the trail he had been following was that of a body of French soldiers who had been sent to capture a native village. Had Gypsy known the soldiers were French he would have entered the camp without fear; but now he made up his mind to go around the 163 camping-ground and look for the trail on the other side. That morning there had been a little skirmish between the French soldiers and the natives. It had been soon over, and the natives had run away, leaving their village to be destroyed by the troops, according to the orders of the French general. These orders had been carried out, and nothing but smoking ruins remained. There had been a sharp fight first, and one of the French soldiers, in pursuing some natives, had gone astray. When the natives were out of sight and the soldier turned to rejoin his comrades he could not find his way. This did not worry him at first, for he felt able to look out for himself until his comrades should find him; but presently he began to feel weak, without knowing the cause. Soota he found great difficulty in keeping his feet, so much had his weakness increased, and, besides, he felt deathly sick. He sat...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952308
  • 9781236952301