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The Dog Crusoe and His Master A Story of Adventure in the Western Prairies   By: (1825-1894)

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THE DOG CRUSOE

AND

HIS MASTER

A Story of Adventure in the Western Prairies

By

ROBERT MICHAEL BALLANTYNE

Author of "The Coral Island," "The Young Fur Traders," "Ungava,"

"The Gorilla Hunters," "The World of Ice,"

"Martin Rattler."

&c

1894

CONTENTS .

CHAPTER I.

The backwoods settlement Crusoe's parentage and early history The agonizing pains and sorrows of his puppyhood, and other interesting matters .

CHAPTER II.

A shooting match and its consequences New friends introduced to the reader Crusoe and his mother change masters .

CHAPTER III.

Speculative remarks with which the reader may or may not agree An old woman Hopes and wishes commingled with hard facts The dog Crusoe's education begun .

CHAPTER IV.

Our hero enlarged upon Grumps .

CHAPTER V.

A mission of peace Unexpected joys Dick and Crusoe set off for the land of the Redskins, and meet with adventures by the way as a matter of course in the wild woods .

CHAPTER VI.

The great prairies of the far west A remarkable colony discovered, and a miserable night endured .

CHAPTER VII.

The "wallering" peculiarities of buffalo bulls The first buffalo hunt and its consequences Crusoe comes to the rescue Pawnees discovered A monster buffalo hunt Joe acts the part of ambassador .

CHAPTER VIII.

Dick and his friends visit the Indians and see many wonders Crusoe, too, experiences a few surprises, and teaches Indian dogs a lesson An Indian dandy A foot race .

CHAPTER IX.

Crusoe acts a conspicuous and humane part A friend gained A great feast .

CHAPTER X.

Perplexities Our hunters plan their escape Unexpected interruption The tables turned Crusoe mounts guard The escape .

CHAPTER XI.

Evening meditations and morning reflections Buffaloes, badgers, antelopes, and accidents An old bull and the wolves "Mad tails" Henri floored, etc .

CHAPTER XII.

Wanderings on the prairie A war party Chased by Indians A bold leap for life .

CHAPTER XIII.

Escape from Indians A discovery Alone in the desert .

CHAPTER XIV.

Crusoe's return, and his private adventures among the Indians Dick at a very low ebb Crusoe saves him .

CHAPTER XV.

Health and happiness return Incidents of the journey A buffalo shot A wild horse "creased" Dick's battle with a mustang .

CHAPTER XVI.

Dick becomes a horse tamer Resumes his journey Charlie's doings Misfortunes which lead to, but do not terminate in, the Rocky Mountains A grizzly bear .

CHAPTER XVII.

Dick's first fight with a grizzly Adventure with a deer A surprise .

CHAPTER XVIII.

A surprise, and a piece of good news The fur traders Crusoe proved, and the Peigans pursued .

CHAPTER XIX.

Adventures with the Peigans Crusoe does good service as a discoverer The savages outwitted The rescue .

CHAPTER XX.

New plans Our travellers join the fur traders, and see many strange things A curious fight A narrow escape, and a prisoner taken .

CHAPTER XXI.

Wolves attack the horses, and Cameron circumvents the wolves A bear hunt, in which Henri shines conspicuous Joe and the "Natter list" An alarm A surprise and a capture .

CHAPTER XXII.

Charlie's adventures with savages and bears Trapping life .

CHAPTER XXIII.

Savage sports Living cataracts An alarm Indians and their doings The stampede Charlie again .

CHAPTER XXIV.

Plans and prospects Dick becomes home sick, and Henri metaphysical The Indians attack the camp A blow up .

CHAPTER XXV.

Dangers of the prairie Our travellers attacked by Indians, and delivered in a remarkable manner .

CHAPTER XXVI.

Anxious fears followed by a joyful surprise Safe home at last, and happy hearts .

CHAPTER XXVII.

Rejoicings The feast at the block house Grumps and Crusoe come out strong The closing scene .

THE DOG CRUSOE.

CHAPTER I.

The backwoods settlement Crusoe's parentage, and early history The agonizing pains and sorrows of his puppyhood, and other interesting matters .

The dog Crusoe was once a pup... Continue reading book >>




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