"Spike Of Swift River" by Jack O'Brien and illustrated by Kurt Wiese. Published by The C. Winston Company, copyright 1942.
Summary: "Spike was an outlaw dog. Beaten and mistreated by man, he took to the woods, living by his wits alone, stalking his food where he could find it and driven by fierce hunger to eat it almost before the life had gone out of it. There was nothing soft or kind in the life Spike led; only the ceaseless struggle for existence. When Dan Kirk came to the logging town of Swift River, he too, was an outlaw fleeing from the injustice of other men. Dan's father had been crushed to the wall financially by the crafty boss of Great Western Lumber Company, J.P. Schwartz. Hatred burned fiercely in Dan's heart for this man who had killed his father as surely as if he had plunged a knife in his heart. Dan and spike were thrown together by pure chance. The bond of friendship that grew between the two outlaws strengthened daily. Both of them came to know Rufe Martin and Rusty Davis, Swift River's eccentric but likeable characters, and Jerry, daughter of Northern Lumber's boss, but the companionship dog and master knew together they shared with no one. No greater test of this bond could be found than the day Dan lost his sight. Dan had fought to break a log jam planned to destroy Northern Lumber, and took a crack on the head when he fell in the stream. How Dan found his way to victory over seemingly permanent blindness and evened up his score with J.P. Schwartz is a vigorous, thrilling story."
274 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has some wear and tears. See the pictures for more detail.
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