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Jerry Of The Islands
by Jack London
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Jack London made a specialty of books about marvelous dogs. Most readers are familiar with White Fang and The Call of the Wild. Another story of a wonderful dog, Jerry of the Islands, tells the story of a dog from the Southern seas, rather than the cold North. Jerry's life is colored by his experiences in the rough -- and sadly, racist -- land of Melanesia. First published in 1915, Jerry of the Islands tells the story of Jerry's narrow world, in which the dog has been born and raised to carry out the racist aims of his master, and his travels after that time -- eventually to the happy ending in the new, golden land of California, where he is reunited with his family at last.
Not until Mister Haggin abruptly picked him up under one arm and stepped into the sternsheets of the waiting whaleboat, did Jerry dream that anything untoward was to happen to him. Mister Haggin was Jerry's beloved master, and had been his beloved master for the six months of Jerry's life. Jerry did not know Mister Haggin as "master," for "master" had no place in Jerry's vocabulary, Jerry being a smooth-coated, golden-sorrel Irish terrier.
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This edition is printed in specially-designed large type for easier reading, and is printed on non-glare paper.
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