Rick and Ruddy

The Story of a Boy and His Dog

Author: Howard R. Garis (Victor Appleton)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,761 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 591
Added to site: 2010.11.26
mnybks.net#: 29699
Origin: gutenberg.org
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A tale of a boy and a dog. Rick, the boy, befriends Ruddy, the shipwrecked dog, and is well repaid by the animal's devotion. A book your boy is sure to like.

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n vacation, save for a captain and one man at each station to patrol the beach. The summer months are seldom marked by storms and wrecks, and there is not often need of the services of the life-savers. When such occasion arises the station captain, or his one helper, calls for volunteers.

Stronger blew the wind, and the rain came down harder, mingling with the salty spume and spray from the ocean. The place where Rick Dalton had sat on the beach that afternoon, and wished for a dog, was now a seething caldron of white foam, and the sand dunes were under water.

"High tide and a north-easter!" mused the coast guard. "Shouldn't wonder but what a lot of bulkheads would be torn loose to-night. Bluefish and moss bunkers! That was a fierce one!"

A stronger force of the gusty wind fairly stopped him in his tracks, and he actually had to lean forward to keep his balance. It was hard walking on the sand. Part of the shore of Belemere was marked by a board walk, for the place was visited by a small

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