This is a favorite book for advocates for animal rights. Anybody who has read the book Black Beauty published in 1877 ISBN 9784871876872 and this book quickly realizes that this book and Black Beauty have similar stories except that Black Beauty is about a horse and Beautiful Joe published in 1893 is about a dog. Just as Black Beauty was supposedly written by a horse, Beautiful Joe is supposedly written by a dog. Another difference is that Beautiful Joe is not he watches and reports on other animals being mistreated and people suffering and sometimes dying as a result. This is the story of a real dog, which has become a classic that never grows old.
Beautiful Joe was not handsome when he started life and the ill treatment of his first master did not approve his appearance. But he had a beautiful character and when he was taken into another home where there were other animals he had an adventurous and happy life.
The author became acquainted with Beautiful Joe when she was visiting friends and she admired and loved his sterling qualities. Upon her return to her home in Nova Scotia, she wrote his own story as he might have told it himself, weaving into it the pets and people of her own family.
There is a human quality running through all its descriptions of animal life while with the story is combined much practical information on the care of household pets.
Beautiful Joe has brought pleasure to millions of readers because he is the sort of dog anyone would be proud to own.
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Table of Contents
Chapter I. ONLY A CUR 13 Chapter II. THE CRUEL MILKMAN 18 Chapter III. MY KIND DELIVERER AND MISS LAURA 22 Chapter IV. THE MORRIS BOYS ADD TO MY NAME 26 Chapter V. MY NEW HOME AND A SELFISH LADY 30 Chapter VI. THE FOX TERRIER BILLY 40 Chapter VII. TRAINING A PUPPY 46 Chapter VIII. A RUINED DOG 50 Chapter IX. THE PARROT BELLA 59 Chapter X. BILLY’S TRAINING CONTINUED 60 Chapter XI. GOLDFISH AND CANARIES 66 Chapter XII. MALTA THE CAT 75 Chapter XIII. THE BEGINNING OF AN ADVENTURE 81 Chapter XIV. HOW WE CAUGHT THE BURGLAR 90 Chapter XV. OUR JOURNEY TO RIVERDALE 97 Chapter XVI. DINGLEY FARM 107 Chapter XVII. MR. WOOD AND HIS HORSES 113 Chapter XVIII. MRS. WOOD’S POULTRY 119 Chapter XIX. A BAND OF MERCY 124 Chapter XX. STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS 131 Chapter XXI. MR. MAXWELL AND MR. HARRY 141 Chapter XXII. WHAT HAPPENED AT THE TEA TABLE 147 Chapter XXIII. TRAPPING WILD ANIMALS 153 Chapter XXIV. THE RABBIT AND THE HEN 160 Chapter XXV. A HAPPY HORSE 167 Chapter XXVI. THE BOX OF MONEY 174 Chapter XXVII. A NEGLECTED STABLE 181 Chapter XXVIII. THE END OF THE ENGLISHMAN 189 Chapter XXIX. A TALK ABOUT SHEEP 195 Chapter XXX. A JEALOUS OX 205 Chapter XXXI. IN THE COW STABLE 212 Chapter XXXII. OUR RETURN HOME 218 Chapter XXXIII. PERFORMING ANIMALS 226 Chapter XXXIV. A FIRE IN FAIRPORT 234 Chapter XXXV. BILLY AND THE ITALIAN 239 Chapter XXXVI. DANDY THE TRAMP 243 Chapter XXXVII. THE END OF MY STORY 251