Eleanor Clymer, il. Robert Quackenbush
Mrs. Casey was very kind. Too kind. She was kind to everybody, even strangers. One rainy day she took in a stray puppy. He was cold and hungry, and she gave him some bread and milk and rubbed him with a towel.
But what did she do then? Did she open the door and send him on his way? No, indeed. She let him stay.
"We'll call him Sam," she said. "He'll be company for you, Horatio."
Horatio didn't want company.
The little story in this early reader book is very good, but the illustrations are superlative. A cranky orange cat, annoyed at his kind-hearted owner for taking in other pets, becomes lost and finds himself playing nurse to a pair of alley kittens.
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