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My Doggie and I

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,146 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 684
Added to site: 2007.06.08
mnybks.net#: 17257
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day had become very sultry by the time I went out to visit my patients. The sky was overcast with dark thunderous clouds, and, as there seemed every chance of a heavy shower, I returned to my lodgings for an umbrella.

"Oh, Mr Mellon!" exclaimed my landlady, as I entered the lobby, "was there ever a greater blessin'--oh!--"

"Why, what's the matter, Mrs Miff?"

"Oh, sir! that 'orrid little dog as you brought 'as gone mad!"

"Is that the blessing you refer to, Mrs Miff?"

"No, sir; but your comin' back is, for the creetur 'as bin rampagin' round the room, an yellin' like a thing possessed by demons. I'm so glad you've come!"

Feeling sure that the little dog, unaccustomed, perhaps, to be left alone in a strange place, was merely anxious to be free, I at once went to my room-door and opened it. Dumps bounced out, and danced joyfully round me. Mrs Miff fled in deadly silence to her own bedroom, where she locked and bolted herself in.

"Dumps," said I, with a laugh, "I sh

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.09.08
Henry L. Ratliff
****.

(1881) Humor / Romance


Plot bullets


  • A young man rescues a dog.

  • The dog has a history of owners, and their stories all merge into a story of crime, mystery and romance.


This should not be considered an in-depth man/dog study. The dog
in this story is just the catalyst that gets a young man involved in danger and romance.


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