Tango The Tale of an Island Dog Author:Eileen Beha Rat. Bait. — Tango had tried to wiggle out of the lobster trap's webbing, but he was too weak and stiff from the cold. Icicles of hair pinched his skin. His eyelids were frozen shut, his lungs tiny punching bags without air. — Rat. Bait. — Where was he? — Was he dreaming? — He couldn't be dead. He was in too much pain. — When two warm human hands u... more »ntangled his limbs, Tango opened his mouth, but no sound came out. His tongue tasted like salt and dead fish. His nose was plugged.
Suddenly, his aching body sunk into a different net: soft, warm, and woolly. Hope mixed with delirium. It was Marcellina! His beloved mistress was not lost at sea in the terrible storm - Marcellina was here, holding him in her arms.
"It's okay, pup. We're almost home," he heard a woman's voice say.« less