Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson, Paperback
The famous true story of a devoted dog.Although first published in 1912, Greyfriars Bobby is still in print and widely read all over the world. The story is...
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The famous true story of a devoted dog.
Although first published in 1912, Greyfriars Bobby is still in print and widely read all over the world. The story is about the little Skye terrier, who kept vigil over his master's grave from 1858 to 1872 in Greyfriars kirkyard in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Greyfriars Bobby was made into a Disney film of the same name in 1960.
Bobby, a sparky silver haired Skye terrier, adopts Auld Jock, a worn out simple shepherd, as his master. Jock is 'let go' by the farmer and dies in poverty having suffered one winter too many. The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter but the dog owes allegiance only to Auld Jock, guarding his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard. His devotion changes the lives of those around him and ultimately the conditions of the poor in Edinburgh. Bobby's loyalty is eventually rewarded and he becomes a famous dog indeed! This story will capture and uplift the hearts of every listener.