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Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road   By: (1859-1929)

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SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE AND OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROAD

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

FAIRY GOLD THE RETINUE AND OTHER POEMS

E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

[Illustration: JOY OF LIFE AND SIGURD]

SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE

AND

OTHER COMRADES of the ROAD

By KATHARINE LEE BATES

NEW YORK E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY 681 FIFTH AVENUE

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY All Rights Reserved

First printing November, 1919 Second printing March, 1920

Printed in the United States of America

Transcriber's Note: In this e text letters with macrons are preceded by an equal sign and enclosed in brackets, such as [=a] and [=o].

INSCRIBED

TO

THE ONE WHOM SIGURD LOVED BEST

A few of the sketches and poems in this volume have already appeared in print. Acknowledgments are due to The Christian Endeavor World , Life , The Outlook and Scribner's Magazine .

CONTENTS

I

SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE

PAGE

Vigi 3

PUPPYHOOD 5

The Dogs of Bethlehem 28

GROWING UP 30

Laddie 55

THE CALL OF THE BLOOD 57

Sigurd's Meditations in the Church Porch 89

ADVENTURES 90

The Heart of a Dog 120

HOME STUDIES 121

The Pleaders 144

COLLEGE CAREER 146

To Sigurd 174

FAREWELLS 177

To Joy of Life 215

II

OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROAD

The Pinegrove Path 218

ROBIN HOOD 219

Why the Spire Fell 246

AN EASTER CHICK 248

How Birds Were Made 270

TAKA AND KOMA 272

Warbler Weather 288

SUMMER RESIDENTS AT A WISCONSIN LAKE. BY KATHARINE COMAN 290

The Jester 304

EMILIUS 305

Hudson's Cat 322

CATASTROPHES 324

To Hamlet 349

HAMLET AND POLONIUS 350

SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE AND OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROAD

I

SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE

VIGI

Wisest of dogs was Vigi, a tawny coated hound That King Olaf, warring over green hills of Ireland, found; His merry Norse were driving away a mighty herd For feasts upon the dragonships, when an isleman dared a word:

"From all those stolen hundreds, well might ye spare my score." "Ay, take them," quoth the gamesome king, "but not a heifer more. Choose out thine own, nor hinder us; yet choose without a slip." The isleman laughed and whistled, his finger at his lip.

Oh, swift the bright eyed Vigi went darting through the herd And singled out his master's neat with a nose that never erred, And drave the star marked twenty forth, to the wonder of the king, Who bought the hound right honestly, at the price of a broad gold ring.

If the herddog dreamed of an Irish voice and of cattle on the hill, He told it not to Olaf the King, whose will was Vigi's will, But followed him far in faithful love and bravely helped him win His famous fight with Thorir Hart and Raud, the wizard Finn... Continue reading book >>




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