1944 Second Edition; "The True Story of a Real Dog"; Morning Cheer Book Store publishers, Philadelphia, PA; softbound; very good condition with unmarked pages.
Chapter I, The Pup -
He was a small quantity of staunch defiance when I first saw him. He was not our first find, but he became our definite choice. He was one of three in our temporary dog-proving laboratory this week. Just a dog, wasnot what we wanted. This dog was going to be important and much would be required of him. He had to be right. Before he had been brought, today, and added to the number in the walled back yard of our pretty place in Miraflores, we had rated the small creature we had named Peru, to be the best entry - so far. But we were making no primises about Peru. We were waiting for Laddie...