We delayed posting by one day to wish you a happy new year!
I’ve been fostering a dog for a few months and posting on social media to find him a permanent home. Now that the new year is here we’re continuing that full of optimism. But it also set me in mind to have a look at some short stories that have dogs in them. Hope you’re a fan of man’s best friend as much as we are.
The first story in this bundle full of furry friends is The Widow’s Dog by Mary Russell Mitford, a 19th century English author from Hampshire. Mitford is best known for Our Villages, a series of short stories about village and hamlet life. She wrote in a range of different disciplines and genres, including poetry and drama. The Widow’s Dog is described as a most gentle and beautiful short story in an idyllic setting about a woman who has to part with her beloved dog.
Mitford died in 1851 after complications from a carriage accident.
The second story in this edition is Cold Ghost by Chester S. Geier, who is another mysterious writer. This piece is about a trapper who imagines it would be best not to have to share income from the furs with his partner. But is a double-cross worth it?
The last piece in this bundle is Kerfol by Edith Wharton, who was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and designer, and the first woman to win this honour. Wharton was born in 1862 in New York City, and renowned for her well-crafted tales of tragedy and irony.
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These stories were sourced from Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works:
The Widow’s Dog by Mary Russell Mitford
Cold Ghost by Chester S. Geier
Kerfol by Edith Wharton
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