Buff helps clear his master's name of suspicion in a theft. Includes seven other stories of canine valor.Buff helps clear his master's name of suspicion in a theft. Includes seven other stories of canine valor.Hide synopsis
Description:Acceptable. Book has some water damage, but book is still...Acceptable. Book has some water damage, but book is still completely readable. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Description:Fair Condition in Poor jacket. Moderate wear, pages yellowed; a...Fair Condition in Poor jacket. Moderate wear, pages yellowed; a couple names inside; solid reading copy. The jacket is heavily chipped and torn and stuck completely the book covers from moisture damage. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3-4 Pounds. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 101419.
Description:VG-/Good+ 341pp. 100 era DJ (1950s). Bookplate, gift inscription...VG-/Good+ 341pp. 100 era DJ (1950s). Bookplate, gift inscription, tad of sunning head and heel. DJ has several tears to 1/2", couple 1/4" chips.
Description:Vg- in -- jacket. 341pp + ads; b/w glossy photo frontis of Buff...Vg- in -- jacket. 341pp + ads; b/w glossy photo frontis of Buff; text clean, initials inside front cover; wear to edges of olive green cover il'd with Buff on front; corners bumped.
Description:Good with no dust jacket. With no dust jacket; Cover Soiled and...Good with no dust jacket. With no dust jacket; Cover Soiled and Worn, Ex School Library, Dustcover Flaps Glued to Ffep. Inv. # J019147I.
Description:Very Good Plus. A very good plus blue hardcover. Copyright 1921...Very Good Plus. A very good plus blue hardcover. Copyright 1921. 2 collies on front cover. Inscription on blank page after ffep.
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A delightful surprise - I thought like many old books, it would be written in convoluted old-style prose, but no, this was a refreshing, delightfully easy read. It's easy to tell that this is a story written by a man - the emphasis was on action, the plot a little corny (like an early film).
But! The enchanting thing about this book is the engaging and insightful descriptions about the dog of the lead title - Buff. Terhune certainly is fondly intimate with dogs - particularly Collies - and his fondness and respect sparkles through his writing.
This book - full of short stories, not just about Buff - is a terrific example of how books about dogs are infinitely more enjoyable than simply watching a movie made of the story.
The reader (you!) is introduced to new insights and observations that strengthens their own understanding and wisdom about dogs/collies. I learned how collies behave when fighting, and that they don't sprawl with their hind legs laid out behind them - apparently that's a terrier trait.
There are quite a few presumptions made about how a dog thinks - but they ring true, at least to my own observations of my dogs.
It's a pity that Albert Payson Terhune's works have fallen from the public mind. I will be resurrecting quite a few on my own website - those that are no longer in copyright - see the reviewer nickname as a clue of where this website is. Terhune's abundant body of works about dogs deserves to be resurrected for the 21st century.
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