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Corporal Bess: The Story of a Boy and a Dog
Corporal Bess The Story of a Boy and a Dog Author:Walter D. Edmonds When Durfee brought home the new setter pup, his son Pete realized that his mother was upset. She demanded to know why he hadn't taken one of the pointers Senator Bernadice was always offering him when he came to stay with them every year during the hunting season. But, no, he had to go and take the bread out of her and the boy's mouth to buy ... more »himself an expensive new setter.
"When I see the pretty red color of her hair, I just lay my money down," Durfee explained. Well, Hilda's hair was red, too, so after that young Pete knew it was safe to come down the rickety stairs. He took one look at the setter and she took a look at him--and that was all.
This is the wonderful story of the close friendship between a boy and a dog. Pete tracked his father and Corporal Bess all the time she was being trained as a great hunter. And he went along to Syracuse with her for the dog show--which had a bang-up surprise ending!« less