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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" (who "was having so much fun!" and "dug up Highway 81") by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967)

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au

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[Popper: Open Society and its Enemies vol 1] | [Popper: Open Society and its Enemies vol 2]
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Front cover of The Diggiest Dog/The Digging-est Dog


Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967), Page 3

I was the saddest dog you could ever see,
Sad because no one wanted me.
The pet shop window was my jail.
The sign behind me said, "For Sale."

Page 3 of The Diggiest Dog/The Digging-est Dog


Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967), Page 12

Next morning, while Sam did his chores.
He let me run and play outdoors.
I'd never played ourdoors before.
I'd always lived on that hard floor.

I'd never run on nice soft ground.
Now I barked with joy as I ran around.


Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967), Page 19

One dog, who wasn't very big,
Suddenly began to dig.
The others started digging too.
But that was something I could not do.
I'd never learned to dig in that store.
How could I, on that hard stone floor?


Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967), Page 20

I tried to dig, but alas, I couldn't.
I wiggled by paws. My paws just wouldn't.
I fell on my ear. I fell on my face.
I fell on myself all over the place.


Extracts from The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967), Page 40-41

I dug my way right through the town.
I dug a lot of buildings down.

I was having so much fun!
I dug up Highway Eighty-One

Page 40 to 41 of The Diggiest Dog/The Digging-est Dog


[Galbraith: The Great Crash: 1929] | [Galbraith: Culture of Contentment] | [Galbraith: Money]
[Popper: Open Society and its Enemies vol 1] | [Popper: Open Society and its Enemies vol 2]
[Maggee: on the Philosphy of Karl Popper] | [Popper: Poverty of Historicism]
[Beard: An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States]

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