Smoke Author:William Corbin Chris went often to his tree house to retreat high on the Orgeon mountainside behind their farm. He went to get away from Cal Fitch. There was no reason for Chris to hate Cal except that no man could replace his dead father. Cal wasn't cruel or unkind, but Chris couldn't help it. Neither his sister Susie nor his mother really understood the fell... more »ings which raged inside Chris.
Then Smoke appeared. The huge, smoke-colored German shepard was half-starved and wild. chris had to help him but how could he do it alone? And he couldn't tell Cal because Smoke was obviously the animal who had raided their chicken-house.
A moving and realistic story of the relationship between a boy and his faterh who was forced upon him - a relationship brought to a shattering climax by dramatic events which centered aroudn the dog called Smoke.« less