Year of publication: 1903
THE CALL OF THE WILD Chapter I. Into the Primitive Old longings nomadic leap, Chafing at customs chain Again from its brumal sleep Wakens the ferine strain. Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were ...
Keywords: Adventure stories Animal welfare -- Fiction Dogs -- Fiction Feral dogs -- Fiction Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction Nature stories Pet theft -- Fiction Sled dogs -- Fiction
Anthony J Melchiorri
Year of publication: 2014
Anthony J. Melchiorri SHIPWRECKED IN SIBERIA Lets go. Belskiys raspy voice cracked through the early morning darkness. Shukshin looked toward the window of the drafty room where Belskiy stood. A shimmer of orange approached the horizon, chasing away the loitering stars. The thick covers, matted and clumped, were still more welcoming than the blankets of snow outside. Yes, Shukshin said, but Ive got to feed Dusha first. Belskiy muttered something incomprehensible about the dog lying next to ...
Keywords: action adventure thriller adventure survival men and dogs men's adventure fiction Russian literature short story about animals short story wilderness
Year of publication: 1963
The Shaggy Dog and Other Murders by Fredric Brown The Shaggy Dog Murders Peter Kidd should have suspected the shaggy dog of something, right away. He got into trouble the first time he saw the animal. It was the first hour of the first day of Peter Kidds debut as a private investigator. Specifically, ten minutes after nine in the morning. It had taken will power on the part of Peter Kidd to make himself show up a dignified ten minutes late at his own office that morning instead of displaying an ...
Keywords: detective dogs mystery
Year of publication: 1999
Paul Auster TIMBUKTU for Robert McCrum 1 MR. BONES KNEW THAT WILLY WASNT long for this world. The cough had been inside him for over six months, and by now there wasnt a chance in hell that he would ever get rid of it. Slowly and inexorably, without once taking a turn for the better, the thing had assumed a life of its own, advancing from a faint, phlegm-filled rattle in the lungs on February third to the wheezy sputum-jigs and gobby convulsions of high summer. All that was bad enough, but in ...
Jerome Klapka Jerome
Year of publication: 0
Three Men in a BoatTo Say Nothing of the Dog Jerome K. Jerome CHAPTER I Three Invalids.-Sufferings of George and Harris.-A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.-Useful prescriptions.-Cure for liver complaint in children.-We agree that we are overworked, and need rest.-A week on the rolling deep-George suggests the River.-Montmorency lodges an objection.-Original motion carried by majority of three to one. THERE were four of us-George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and ...
Keywords: boat dog