The Bar Sinister
In his preface, Davis sheds light on the origins of The Bar Sinister. "In the dog world, the original of the bull-terrier in the story is known as Edgewood Cold Steel and to his intimates as 'Kid'. His father was Lord Minto, a thoroughbred bull-terrier, well known in Canada, but the story of Kid's life is that his mother was a black-and-tan named Vic. She was a lady of doubtful pedigree. Among her offspring by Lord Minto, so I have been often informed by many Canadian dog-fanciers, breeders, and exhibitors, was the only white puppy, Kid, in a litter of black-and-tans."
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my great Aunt Mary's favorite book in life (she did prefer dogs and horses to people to be honest..) She died in the early 1960's, she was an incredible charecter, married to one of the most famous American horse trainers here, took care of all of the greats from the teens to the 30's here, New York, to California,,in the end, she was a bit difficult, but this was her favorite book in life...thought that you should know....
Review: The Bar SinisterUser Review - Mark Stephenson - Goodreads
Horatio Alger-style rags-to-riches story of a dog, told from the dog's point of view. Sentimental but demonstrating a lively imagination and well done. A great success in its day and no doubt an influence toward better treatment of animals. Read full review