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Vistas

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... they use a dog to fill in. In summer, it is the "raging of the dog star." They always grab a chance to allude to the "dogs of war." Any savage person is a Cerberus. In describing recent. Bench Show, one prominent New York daily spoke of "St. Bernards and Great Danes, the leviathans of their tribe." Whether the editor meant that each kind was a "whale" of a dog, by reason of its size, or that they were crocodiles, because of their extra large canine teeth was not disclosed. The choicest morsel however in the same editorial review was this: --"There were also many fine specimens of the various terrier families, including the Airedale, known as the "oneman dog," which has a devoted following, hailing him as the best all round dog in the world, he being capable of education in the field, while as the guardian of a household, he is without a peer." Several inferences may properly be drawn from this panegyric: -. 1. Since the coach and pair have been superseded by the sedan or town car, likewise, by some inexplicable transmigration or Pythagorean principle, the Airedale has become the legitimate successor of the spotted coach dog, if not his lineal descendant. 2. That the Airedale, by virtue of his being a "one-man" dog, is an indispensable accessory, as well as accessary, and accompaniment of the "oneman top" automobile, whether it be a "fiivver" or "twin six." 3. That because of his marked capacity _ for "education in the field," he must be the heir apparent of the original Pickwickian dog which refused to enter a field wherein was a sign on a tree, giving notice that all dogs trespassing would...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841824
  • 9781236841827