They were half-wild, starving beasts, and though utter cowards, yet where nine or ten of them get together they will mob and kill and eat an English dog.
Then I saw that my soldier friend was right, and that that dog knew and was worth more than a man.
Another time," I said to the dog-boy, "you will wash the great dog with Vixen when I send them home.
The dog was already outside the door, and before the Soldier could look round, in he came with the Princess.
The Soldier had an overpowering longing to see the Princess again, and so the dog came in the middle of the night and fetched her, running as fast as he could.
You an' me, Henry, when we die, we'll be lucky if we get enough stones over our carcases to keep the dogs off of us.
The unrest of the dogs had been increasing, and they stampeded, in a surge of sudden fear, to the near side of the fire, cringing and crawling about the legs of the men.
When a seal was caught, Kotuko the dog would bound forward, his trace trailing behind him, and help to pull the body to the sleigh, where the tired and hungry dogs lay sullenly under the lee of the broken ice.
The underfed dogs snapped and growled in the passages, glaring at the cold stars, and snuffing into the bitter wind, night after night.
Two estimates the steward quickly made of Michael: he was a likable dog, genial-natured on the face of it, and he was a valuable dog.
The dog had liked him from the start, and had followed him.
Considering that the price of dogs had been boomed skyward by the unwonted demand, it was not an unfair sum for so fine an animal.
He speedily learned that Perrault and Francois were fair men, calm and impartial in administering justice, and too wise in the way of dogs to be fooled by dogs.
The squabbling and bickering among the dogs had long since died down, and the weary animals were curled in the snow, each with his feet and nose bunched together and covered by his wolf's brush of a tail.
The dogs got nothing, though they watched with wistful mien from a distance, sitting up in the snow, their tails curled around their paws.