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A Friend Indeed Mary Short

A Friend Indeed

Mary Short

Published July 19th 1999
ISBN : 9781585000265
Paperback
112 pages
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The son of a champion Labrador retriever mother and a mongrel father, Pupis born the runt of his litter. Yet, despite a lesser stature, he owns abig heart and an even mightier spirit.The humans that deliver him into the world are good and caringMoreThe son of a champion Labrador retriever mother and a mongrel father, Pupis born the runt of his litter. Yet, despite a lesser stature, he owns abig heart and an even mightier spirit.The humans that deliver him into the world are good and caring people,especially young Katie. Pup prays the child will one day bestow upon him aroyal title equal to his strength of character. But as fate would have it,youthful curiosity leads him to stray from the yard. Nameless and afraid,he suddenly finds himself lost and alone in the pine barrens of easternLong Island (New York).In a frantic effort to find his way home, Pup travels aimlessly through theforest until he crosses paths with some unusual woodland characters whoultimately befriend him and guide him on his journey. But the road home isa dangerous one and Pup and his comrades soon find themselves standingface-to-face with evil. Assembling the greatest of their physicalstrengths, instincts and intelligence, they fight to survive the crueltiesand ignorance that surrounds them, discovering the best of themselves andeach other in the process.A Friend Indeed uses primarily animal characters to tell a very human storyabout the ills of prejudice and the interdependence of all life. Itsmessages of friendship, perseverance and faith will speak to the souls ofreaders young and old and leave them feeling uplifted and inspired longafter finishing the book.