The Hound of Florence (Bambi's Classic Animal Tales)

It’s a dog’s lifestyles for a boy while he magically becomes a hound during this vintage tale from the writer of Bambi.

On a regimen stroll throughout the streets of his place of birth of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke’s trainer. He can’t support yet want he used to be wealthy and robust and leaving the darkish urban in the back of. And whilst he sees the archduke’s devoted puppy working along, he needs he might simply be the puppy and be loose from his daily life.

And then his want comes precise: Lucas does develop into the puppy. another day he switches from his general physique to that of the archduke’s canines better half. quickly he learns the puppy is taken care of badly and the archduke isn't really a pleasant guy. Lucas comes to a decision he’ll do something to opposite his wish…if simply he knew what to do!

Felix Salten’s story of a want long gone awry is introduced again to existence during this attractive repackage.

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The grooms have been sprucing the harness and the trimmings, and the puppy, who had searched all of the rooms, had now not succeeded find his grasp anyplace. count number Waltersburg had laughed while the puppy entered his room, and had pushed him out back. grasp Pointner, who stumbled on him within the vestibule, kicked him as he bounded as much as him with a glance of enquiry in his eyes. Cambyses then proceeded to skulk in regards to the courtyard, now not realizing what to do. He bumped into the backyard, whining to himself and bounded alongside the passage and up the stairs, sniffing as he went. finally he went again to the stables. the following Caspar, the younger groom, stuck sight of him and checked out him for a second guffawing. “Well, Cambyses,” he stated eventually, “looking on your grasp, eh? ” The puppy went as much as him wagging his tail. “You needs to wait a bit,” acknowledged Caspar, bending over him and patting him. “Yes, my good friend . . . this present day your grasp is doing precisely what you're regularly doing. . . . He’s away! convinced, sure, the grasp has long past away to get pleasure from himself, simply as Cambyses does . . . he has a sweetheart and has been spending the evening along with her. certain, simply examine me, Cambyses. Do you think that basically canine do this kind of factor? Oh no, my pal, we males have hearts in addition to you. ” And Caspar laughed. without notice the puppy pricked up his ears and capered and bounded around the courtyard. alongside the passage, from the course of the road, heavy footsteps may be heard marching in step. A heavily curtained sedan chair used to be being carried in, however the puppy knew instantaneously that his grasp was once in it. The sedan chair was once set down on the foot of the stairs and the Archduke alighted. The puppy him and lay at his toes at the ground whereas breakfast was once served. The Archduke breakfasted by myself, consuming fast as if he have been very hungry. almost immediately grasp Pointner got here in. He cleared his throat and remained status on the door. “Well, what's it, Pointner? ” “His Imperial Highness may perhaps might be wish to arise to the room simply overhead. . . . ” “Why? I’m drained. i want to have a number of hours’ sleep. ” “Well, I suggest simply glance in as you pass—just for enjoyable. ” The Archduke rose from the desk. Pointner confirmed the best way. “There’s a cat up there within the marble hall,” he defined. “I have had all of the chairs taken out and the doorways closed. yet one door has a grill, with the intention to see every little thing. ” “See what? ” “Why, Cambyses chasing the cat. She can’t in all likelihood break out. He’ll chase her and holiday her neck. ” “Cats! Fetch ’em! the place are they? ” exclaimed the Archduke, turning to Cambyses. they'd reached the door with the grill and Pointner driven the puppy in. “Fetch ’em! ” he shouted. within the empty, glowing white, marble corridor, a tabby cat used to be creeping alongside the wall. while the puppy sprang in, she stood nonetheless, arching her again and hissing and spitting. “Catch her! Fetch her! ” cried the 2 voices from the door. The puppy ran ahead; the cat swept alongside in entrance of him, chickening out in orderly model, fast glancing around for a few technique of break out or a ledge upon which to take shelter.

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