Dusty Star

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Author: Olaf Baker
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,047 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,116
Added to site: 2010.04.24
mnybks.net#: 27461
Origin: gutenberg.org

'Dusty Star' was an Indian boy who was given a wolf-cub for a pet, which he trained to be as a dog, in companionship. At the same time the boy gained much insight into the mind of the wolf, until he was almost half a wolf himself. Even among the Indian people such a friendship was uncanny, and the jealous and distrustful in the tribe attempted to kill the wolf. But 'Dusty Star' and his strange companion ran away into the land of Carboons, where they experienced many strange adventures.

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nd the forest began she stopped dead, her hair bristling, her eyes alight. Here was the spot of the cub's capture! Here was the second trail! As she sniffed, and learnt the record told in smell, her anger rose. But with the anger went misgiving, and the uneasiness of fear; for here she recognized again the trail of the new presence upon Carboona, the dread of which had caused her to seek another den. The trail went straight into the forest, in a south-easterly direction. With the utmost caution the mother-wolf took it up, in a swift, noiseless lope, passing deeper and deeper into the vast wilderness of spruce and pine that went descending, always descending, towards the basin of the world. But long before it reached the lowest levels, the trail turned due east through the mighty gorge that sucks the prairie wind into Carboona's bosom like an enormous throat. Through the gorge went the old wolf, sniffing, peering, listening--every sense strained to the utmost, for now the buckskin scent was strong upon the gro

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