Billy Topsail & Company
"Well, Jimmie," drawled Jim Grimm, "it might teach you more about dogs than you know. I don't mind if I do leave un t' you--for a while."
"Hut!" Jimmie boasted. "I'll master un."
"May be," said Jim Grimm.
It was Jimmie Grimm who first put Tog in the traces. This was in the early days of Tog's first winter--and of Jimmie's seventh. The dog was a lusty youngster then; better nourished than the other dogs of Jim Grimm's pack, no more because of greater strength and daring than a marvellous versatility in thievery. In a bored sort of way, being at the moment lazy with food stolen from Sam Butt's stage, Tog submitted. He yawned, stretched his long legs, and gave inopportune attention to a persistent flea near the small of his back. When, however, the butt of Jimmie's whip fell smartly on his flank, he was surprised into an appreciation of the fact that a serious attempt was being made to curtail his freedom; and he was at once alive with resentful