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Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier

[Illustration: AS HE DUG, SPOONS, KNIVES, FORKS AND SUGAR-BOWL LIDS BEGAN TO FLY OUT

(_Page Twenty-Seven_)]

ZIP

[Illustration]

The Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier

by

Frances Trego Montgomery

Author of BILLY WHISKERS

Illustrated by Violet Moore Higgins

The Saalfield Publishing Company Chicago Akron, Ohio New York

Copyright, 1917 By The Saalfield Publishing Company

This story appeared serially in the Detroit News Tribune

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I In Which Zip is Introduced to the Reader 9

II Zip's Exciting News 17

III Zip Unearths the Stolen Silver 25

IV Zip's Disastrous Jump 31

V Zip is Stuck in the Stovepipe 39

VI Zip and Peter-Kins 47

VII Zip, Peter-Kins and the Turkey Gobbler 53

VIII Zip at the Candy Pull 59

IX Zip and Peter-Kins Have a Fight 67

X Zip's Curiosity is His Undoing 73

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

As he dug, spoons, knives, forks and sugar-bowl lids began to fly out Frontispiece

There, sure enough, were five or six little boys and girls having a picnic 20

Peter-Kins leaped onto a turkey gobbler that was strutting around the yard all swelled out with pride 50

The monkey was trying to hit him with the empty dipper 68

ZIP

or

The Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier

CHAPTER I

IN WHICH ZIP IS INTRODUCED TO THE READER

[Illustration]

Zip belongs to Dr. Elsworth, who lives in the big, white house with the green blinds on the edge of the village of Maplewood. And at the present minute he is asleep on the front porch on a soft cushion in an old-fashioned rocking-chair that is swaying gently to and fro, dreaming of the days when he was a puppy chasing the white spot on the end of his tail, thinking it was something following him. And how he would bark at it and run around and around after it until he was so dizzy he would fall over! Then when the ground stopped spinning round, he would get up and go after it again, barking all the time for it to stop following him. Silly little puppy that he was, not to know it was his own tail he was chasing! Often he would bark so loudly in his sleep that it would awaken him, but he would soon fall asleep again and go on dreaming. Sometimes he would be chasing cows, holding on to their long tails; at others, squawking, cackling chickens or anything else that happened to be in the road.


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