My dogs in the Northland (1902) (14762325604)

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My dogs in the Northland (1902) (14762325604)

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Identifier: mydogsinnorthlan00youn (find matches)
Title: My dogs in the Northland
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Young, Egerton Ryerson, 1840-1909
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Publisher: New York, Chicago (etc.) F.H. Revell company
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out at our big council with ablack-coat, and we there found that itwould not do to have the people riding aboutthe country, when they ought to be homelooking after their affairs. IV JACK, THE GIANT ST. BERNARD U A POOR Missionarys dog; please f\ dont steal him. This was what was engraved onthe brass plate that was securely fastenedto the collar-like strap that was on his neck.He was a magnificent St. Bernard dog, andhis name was Jack. For more than a monthhe had been en route, and during that time,in various styles of conveyances, he hadtravelled over three thousand miles. Hehad been accompanied by a very beautifulthoroughbred Newfoundland dog, whosename was Cuffy. They were both the giftof the Hon. Senator Sanford, of Hamilton,Ontario. Sick and disgusted with the native Es-kimo and mongrel dogs of that Northland,with their many shortcomings and wretchedtricks, I had written out to friends in civili-zation to come to my rescue by securing forme some of the large, valuable dogs tbat66
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DR. YOUNG AND JACK. Jack, the Giant St. Bernard 6j friends were merely keeping for pleasure.These would be of great service to me in thework which necessitated my journeyingsome thousands of miles every winter withmy dog trains. My appeals caused a greatdeal of merriment at the time, so unique didthey appear to some. A few good friendswho could appreciate the situation re-sponded so kindly and generously that itwas not long ere I had the finest dogs in allthat great country. With them it was a very great pleasureto travel. Possessing all the good qualitiesof the Eskimo dogs and yet none of theirthievish habits, I could rely on them in anyemergency, knowing full well that theywould do, without fail, everything thatcould, with reason, be expected from dogs.Including young dogs, I often had as manyas thirty in my possession at the same time.This may seem a large number for a mis-sionary to have had, but it must be remem-bered that not only did I generally requirefour trains for efficient

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