World-Famed Stories and Legends; A Selection of the Best Stories and Legends for Young People

World-Famed Stories and Legends; A Selection of the Best Stories and Legends for Young People

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and-inwards, to one common focus. Well, Bob and I are up, and find it is not over: a small thoroughbred, white bull-terrier, is busy throttling a large-.shepherd's dog, unaccustomed to war, but not to be trifled with. They are hard at it; the scientific little fellow doing I-his work in great style, his pastoral enemy fighting wildly, but with the sharpest of teeth and a great courage. Science rand breeding, however, soon had their own; the Game Chicken, as the premature Bob called him, working his way _up, took his final gripiof poor Yarrow's throat--and he lay gasping and done for. His master, a brown, handsome, big young shepherd from Tweedsmuir, would have liked to have knocked down any man, would "drink up Esil, or eat a crocodile," for that part, if he had a chance: it was no use kicking the little dog; that would only make him hold the closer. 'Many were the means shouted out in 'mouthfuls, of the best possible ways of ending it. "Water!" but there was none near, and many cried for it who might have got it from the well at Blackfriars Wynd. "Bite the tail!" and a large, vague, benevolent, middle--aged man, more desirous than wise, with some struggle got the bushy end of Yarrow's tail into his ample mouth, and bit it with all his might. This was more than enough for the muchenduring, much-perspiring shepherd, who, with a gleam of joy over his broad visage, delivered a terrific facer upon our large, vague, benevolent, middle-aged friend--who went down like a shot. Still the Chicken holds; death not far oil. "Snuff! a pinch of snuff!" observed a calm, highly-dressed young; buck, with an eye-glass in his eye. "Snuff, indeed!" growled the angry...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737490
  • 9781236737496