''The many people who delighted in the tales of 'Lad: A Dog' will welcome with joy this new volume,'' noted the New York Times Book Review in 1922, as the sequel continues to follow "a giant among dogs ... a dog of uncanny brain and great lovingly loyal heart and, withal, a dancing sense of fun. A dog with soul."
Lad's dark eyes swept the porch, the soft swelling green of the lawn, the flash of fire-blue lake among the trees below. Then, he deigned to look at the group of humans at one side of him. Gravely, impersonally, he surveyed them; not at all cowed or strange in his new surroundings; courteously inquisitive as to the twist of luck that had set him down here and as to the people who, presumably, were to be his future companions.
Perhaps the stout little heart quivered just a bit, if memory went back to his home kennel and to the rowdy throng of brothers and sisters and most of all, to the soft furry mother against whose side he had nestled every night since he was born. But if so, Lad was too valiant to show homesickness by so much as a whimper. And, assuredly, this House of Peace was infinitely better than the miserable crate wherein he had spent twenty horrible and jouncing and smelly and noisy hours.
From one to another of the group strayed the level sorrowful gaze. After the swift
Sheer enjoyment from start to finish. Could not wait to read the next tale in the book.
The descriptions and situations make the reader live in the story. Dog lovers will understand the wonder of this marvellous beast and those of us without a dog will want one without delay.
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