Big Ben Author:David Walker The automobile accident on the highway that ran past the Bruce farm could have ended intragedy, but it didn't. As it turned out, it was responsible for the fact that Big Ben, the gentle, bumbling St. Bernard pup became the Bruces' dog. — Time and Jinny soon discovered, however, that living with a fast-growing potential giant of a dog has its joys... more » but its hazards as well. And even a well-meaning amiable dog can make enemies f the neighboring farm happens to house a bad-tempered brute of a man and his miserable brute of a dog, made savage by ill-treatment. As tension mounts, characters - both human and canine - sharpen and in a dramatic climax Tim is able to recognize that the qualities of gentleness and courage can be had by the same individual.
This story is written in a graceful style, with an engaging dog, fine dramatic action, and a theme pertinent to any time.
By the author of Dragon Hill and Pirate Rock.« less