said the Soldier, and put him on the Witch's apron, took as much copper as his pockets could hold; then he shut the chest, put the dog
on it again, and went into the second room.
Sylvie was just going to explain, very politely, that really they couldn't perform that ceremony, because their wigs wouldn't come off, when the door of the Royal Kennel opened, and an enormous Newfoundland Dog
put his head out.
rose on his hind legs, and stood upright for a full minute.
He would even-- and this for a sleigh-dog
is the last proof of bravery--he would even stand up to the gaunt Arctic wolf, whom all dogs
of the North, as a rule, fear beyond anything that walks the snow.
And in the midst of the riot that sweet young lady returned, and snatched up that sweet little dog
of hers (he had laid the tyke up for a month, and had on the expression, now, of a new-born lamb) into her arms, and kissed him, and asked him if he was killed, and what those great nasty brutes of dogs
had been doing to him; and he nestled up against her, and gazed up into her face with a look that seemed to say: "Oh, I'm so glad you've come to take me away from this disgraceful scene
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.
He possessed a dim, vague, imperative knowingness that it was not merely not good, but supremely disastrous, leading to the mistily glimpsed sense of utter endingness for a dog
, for any dog
, to go into the water where slipped and slid and noiselessly paddled, sometimes on top, sometimes emerging from the depths, great scaly monsters, huge-jawed and horribly-toothed, that snapped down and engulfed a dog
in an instant just as the fowls of Mister Haggin snapped and engulfed grains of corn.
Nothing of this was missed by Dag Daughtry, who knew a dog
when he saw one, as he studied Michael in the light of the lanterns held by black boys where the whaleboats were landing cargo.
We've got six dogs
," the other reiterated dispassionately.
Presently he said: "Fleming, your description of the beast fits the dog
of the late Atwell Barton.
Besides, he is undoubtedly a valuable dog
, as dogs
go in Alaska, and that is sufficient explanation of your desire to get possession of him.
It was true, there were other dogs
, There could not but be other dogs
on so vast a place, but they did not count.
It's funny how dogs
and cats know the insides of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?
These were no other than four very dismal dogs
, who came pattering in one after the other, headed by an old bandy dog
of particularly mournful aspect, who, stopping when the last of his followers had got as far as the door, erected himself upon his hind legs and looked round at his companions, who immediately stood upon their hind legs, in a grave and melancholy row.
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog