From its earliest days Reader’s Digest has published some of the most outstanding animal stories ever written. Animals You Will Never Forget is a collection of 72 of these stories – all of them true – about beloved pets or wild animals that have assumed special significance in the lives of the authors.
There are humorous stories, stories of high adventure and stories that will warm your heart. You will meet a horse that is a ham, a coquette of a hen, a fish that likes to dance, a cat that is a dandy. You will travel far and wide: to the Antarctic with a team of huskies, to Burma with a herd of elephants, to a tiger-infested jungle in Singapore. You will be moved by the lesson a small boy learns from a mouse, by the special bond between a girl and a falcon, by the two horses who make their peace after the death of their young mistress.
After reading this book you will understand why Walt Whitman wrote:
‘I think I could life with animals, they are so placid and self-contained…
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.”
In good preloved condition.