My Friend Bobby

Cover image for

Download


Author: Alan Nourse
Published: 1963
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,759 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PS
Series: Counterfeit Man
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,379
Added to site: 2007.10.07
mnybks.net#: 18422
Origin: gutenberg.org

This etext was produced from The Counterfeit Man - More Science Fiction Stories by Alan E. Nourse published in 1963. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

Show Excerpt

have you been doing out here? She hurt me so much I started to cry and then Bobby snarled at mommy loud and low and curled his lips back over his teeth and snarled some more. And mommy got real white in the face and let go of me and she said get out of here you nasty dog and Bobby snarled louder and then snapped at her. She screamed and she said Jimmy you come in the house this minute and leave that nasty dog outdoors and I said I won't come, I hate you.

Then mommy said Jimmy! You wicked, ugly little monster, and I said I don't care, when I get big I'm going to hurt you and throw you in the wood shed and lock you in until you die and make you eat coconut pudding and Bobby hates you too. And mommy looked terrible and I could feel how much she was afraid of me and I said you just wait, I'll hurt you bad when I get big, and then she turned and ran back to the house. And Bobby wagged his tail and said don't worry, I won't let her hurt you any more and I said Bobby you shouldn't have snapped at her because

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.08.30
Sardo Weems
****.

This predates Harlan Ellison's "A boy and his dog" by a few years. It's told from the point of view of a telepathic kid who can communicate with his dog and read his parents' minds. Nothing exceptional or unexpected to the story, but the writing is good and the characters are all distinct.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for My Friend Bobby by Alan Nourse - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Phantasia
by M.U. Riyadad
After The Ending
by Lindsey Fairleigh
Nano Contestant
by Leif Sterling
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
Anthem
by Ayn Rand
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne
The Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne

See more popular titles from this genre.