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"Baldy of Nome" is a heartwarming tale that takes readers on an adventurous journey through the wilderness of the Alaskan frontier. Written by Esther Birdsall Darling, this delightful book captures the remarkable bond between man and his loyal sled dog.

Set in early 20th century Nome, Alaska, the story follows the life of Baldy, a mischievous and spirited dog with a heart full of courage. The author effortlessly paints a vivid picture of the harsh yet awe-inspiring landscape, immersing readers in the unforgiving, icy world of the North.

Darling skillfully weaves together historical elements, fictional anecdotes, and a touch of mystery, creating a captivating narrative that appeals not only to animal lovers but also to those interested in Alaskan history. Drawing from her own experiences living in the region, the author's attention to detail brings authenticity and believability to the story.

One of the book's strongest aspects is the deep emotional connection that forms between the protagonist and Baldy. As their bond develops, readers are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions, experiencing the highs and lows of their shared triumphs and heartaches. The awe-inspiring bravery of Baldy captivates the reader, making it impossible not to cheer him on throughout his extraordinary journey.

Through her remarkable storytelling, Darling offers insights into the unique culture and lifestyle of the early Alaskan settlers. The characters are richly developed and relatable, allowing us to connect with their hopes, struggles, and dreams. The sense of community and the resilience of the people of Alaska are skillfully portrayed, shining a light on their indomitable spirit and resourcefulness.

At its core, "Baldy of Nome" serves as a testament to the unwavering loyalty and devotion of our four-legged friends. The bond between Baldy and his owner is unbreakable, and their love and determination serve as a source of inspiration to readers of all ages.

In conclusion, "Baldy of Nome" is an enchanting tale that effortlessly transports readers to the frozen landscapes of Alaska, capturing their hearts with its captivating storyline and unforgettable characters. Esther Birdsall Darling's masterful storytelling and richly detailed descriptions make this an engrossing read that will leave you both entertained and deeply moved.

First Page:

BALDY of NOME

by

ESTHER BIRDSALL DARLING

Decorations by Hattie Longstreet

[Illustration: Baldy of Nome]

To My Mother

whose unfailing kindness to all animals is one of my earliest and happiest memories

Contents

I. THE PARTING OF THE WAYS

II. WHERE EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY

III. THE FIRST STEP

IV. THE PLODDER

V. THE WOMAN, THE RACERS, AND OTHERS

VI. TO VISIT THOSE IN AFFLICTION

VII. THE DAWN OF A TO MORROW

VIII. A TRAGEDY WITHOUT A MORAL AND A COMEDY WITH ONE

IX. WITH THE FLIGHT OF TIME

X. THE SOLOMON DERBY

XI. ONE SUMMER

XII. THE GREAT RACE

XIII. FOR THE SUPREMACY OF THE TRAIL

XIV. IMMORTALS OF THE TRAIL

Illustrations

THE RACING TEAM

"SCOTTY" ALLAN AND BALDY

THE ALASKA OF MEN AND DOGS June 1st The steamer "Corwin" at the edge of the ice, five miles from shore

THE WOMAN

NOME, ALASKA FROM BERING SEA

THE START OF AN ALASKA DOG TEAM RACE

A TEAM OF SIBERIANS

"SHE HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF ONE OF THE MAIL TEAMS" Eric Johnson, U.S. mail carrier on the Nome Unalakleet Route

THE AIR WAS CRISP AND KEEN

THE TRAIL HAD GROWN EXCEEDINGLY ROUGH

KRUZAMAPA HOT SPRINGS

THE RAMSAY SIBERIANS

AN OVATION FOR THE PLUCKY LITTLE SCOTCHMAN

THE CAR COASTED DOWN ALL THE HILLS

"SCOTTY" ALLAN ON THE TRAIL

AN ALASKAN SWEEPSTAKES TEAM Fay Dalzene, driver

CAPTAIN HAAS OF THE FRENCH ARMY AND HIS ALASKAN SLEDGES

BALDY OF NOME

I

The Parting of the Ways

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Baldy of Nome

CHAPTER I

THE PARTING OF THE WAYS

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