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The Day of the Dog

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,545 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,584 4804

An amusing little story of a man, a woman, and a dog. The situation has no little artistic excellence; Mr. McCutcheon and the dog have ingeniously "treed," as it were, the hero and heroine into a tête-à-tête transation of legal business while sitting on a rafter of the barn; this is both novel and pleasing.

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id design in not permitting him to see the lady. With this belief also came the conviction that he was hurrying her off to New York on some pretext simply to forestall any action that might induce her to continue the contemplated suit against the estate. Mrs. Delancy had undoubtedly been urged to drop the matter under pressure of promises, and the Austins were getting her away from the scene of action before she could reconsider or before her solicitors could convince her of the mistake she was making. The thought of this sent the fire of resentment racing through Crosby's brain, and he fairly gasped with the longing to get at the bottom of the case. His only hope now lay in sending a telegram to Mr. Rolfe, commanding him to meet Mrs. Delancy when her train reached Chicago, and to lay the whole matter before her.

Before Austin could make his exit the voices of women were heard outside the door and an instant later two ladies entered. The farmer attempted to turn them back, but the younger, taller, and slig

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

Swallow the bulldog plays the unwilling Cupid for a lawyer who dons the role of the knight in shining armor for his client, a beautiful young widow.
A short delightful read.



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