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1. "Lassie Come Home" is a wonderful book which first appeared as a story in "The Saturday Evening Post" in December 1938. What kind of dog was Lassie?
2. Of all the family, who did Lassie love the most of all?
3. Lassie was a very smart and loyal dog. She taught herself to do a certain task every afternoon. This led the villagers to say what about Lassie?
4. Times grew hard in Yorkshire. But although Sam had lost his job, he had always stood fast that Lassie was not for sale "...at no price".
5. The Duke of Rudling had been trying to buy Lassie for years; he had made offers three times. Finally, the out-of work Sam had to give in and sold Lassie for 15 pounds, a large sum in those days. Of course Lassie ran away back home. Hynes, the duke's mean groom, accused her of being a come-home dog. Lassie ran away from the Duke's kennels more. How many times in all did she run away from the nearby kennels?
6. Lassie was then sent far away, to the Duke's estate in the north of Scotland. Lassie's life in the far north of Scotland was physically a good one; good food. lots of care for her coat, training for dog shows etc. She was content in every way.
7. After the Duke's granddaughter, Priscilla, found Lassie chained, she persuaded her grandfather to let Lassie go for walks - Hynes was given that job. Hynes resented the extra work and one day while walking her, he angered her. She escaped! But how?
8. After Priscilla helped Lassie get out of the manor grounds, Lassie's long journey home began. Some people helped her, many tried to hinder her. Her homing sense kicked in and she headed south. She began to learn many things
about being alone on the road. One of her first lessons was to avoid what?
9. On the fifth day, Lassie smelled something like food. She hid, and suddenly she saw something - something she learned about that would see her through her journey. What did she see?
10. An almost insurmountable barrier lay in Lassie's way; one of the lochs of Scotland that stretch east/west across the country. How did she manage to keep going south with that in the way?
11. Crossing the river, she was tumbled over and over and mean boys threw stones at her. Finally she limped away and found a place to hide. How many days did she hide with no food and gravely injured, in order to recover or die?
12. Trotting quietly along, minding her own business, she scented men! And dogs were set upon her while the men shot guns at her! Why? Who were these men?
13. Lassie saw many people, some helped her. But she then came to a great city that there was no avoiding. She was captured by dogcatchers, but eventually escaped;
what did she do to escape?
14. Painfully, Lassie came to a meadow where she could rest. Then there was another river to cross. She swam and was carried downstream, and at last landed on the south shore. By crossing the river, she had landed in what country?
15. Fully recovered, Lassie was on her way again. With further help from a man named Rowlie and his little dog, Toots, Lassie was ready for the last leg of her long journey home. When she got back to Joe, about how many miles do you think she had traveled?
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