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By Cynthia Voigt

They're brother and sister, yet Angus is larger. he's a very good, courageous, and smart dog—and he likes that. Sadie isn't really as quickly to learn—or to obey. Angus thinks she's petrified of every thing, yet Sadie understands that isn't true.

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt's tale of border collie doggies turning out to be up on a farm in Maine is for animal enthusiasts of every age, and for someone who is ever had—or ever questioned what it might be prefer to have—a brother or sister similar to themselves, yet very, very different.

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Sadie stored hers in place,” Missus acknowledged. “That’s now not herding,” Mister acknowledged. “Well, i feel you probably did simply nice, Sadie,” Missus acknowledged. “Did you take pleasure in it? ” To Angus she stated, “I be aware of you rejoiced. an individual may perhaps see that. ” She took either leashes in her hand. Missus and the canine went out during the gate and didn’t shut it at the back of them. They walked a bit manner alongside the airborne dirt and dust street, after which waited. within the pasture, Mister waved his hands and referred to as out loud sounds—“Hunh! Hohn! Coo-eee! ”—which made the sheep assemble all jointly right into a flock—except for the lambs, who, as soon as the canines had long gone, had lower back to leaping up and down at any place they sought after. whilst he had the flock amassed, Mister flapped his hands and shouted a few extra. “Hey! howdy, hoo-eee! Sheep! ” He waved and shouted from at the back of the flock, and the sheep, as though they'd been knowledgeable to do that, trotted jointly, the lambs subsequent to their ewes, around the pasture and out the gate. They walked for a very long time, Missus and the canines within the lead after which the flock of sheep—the lambs quiet now, busy simply maintaining up—and then Mister on the rear. He flapped his palms and shouted every time any of the sheep began to holiday unfastened from the flock. On his leash, Angus knew that he wasn’t presupposed to try and capture the sheep now. in truth, he wasn’t all that desirous to do any longer operating and chasing, now not correct then. He was once type of drained, and pleased that Missus held onto the leash whereas they walked alongside, best the sheep and Mister up the dust highway. the line went uphill into the woods, and so they walked between tall leafy timber, and tall needly timber, too, a few of which had a pointy, thick odor in their personal, assorted from the other. They walked for a very long time, till Angus and Sadie have been prepared for a drink of water, after which they emerged from the bushes onto a grassy hillside, the place huge boulders have been emerging up during the floor. A circulate rushed down throughout this hill, and Missus took Angus and Sadie over to drink out of it. The sheep appeared to keep in mind this position simply because they instantly scattered in small teams and started to graze, their heads with regards to the grass, baa-ing sometimes at each other. Their brief tails twitched, and the lambs all started leaping back. there has been no fence, however the sheep didn’t try and run away. Sheep are bizarre, Angus remarked to Sadie. You suggest, the best way they disregard immediately approximately being nervous? Sadie requested. simply because she was once at the leash, she didn’t need to fear approximately maintaining her eyes on a few sheep, to prevent them from working off. No, I suggest the best way they’re really easy to frighten. much more than you, Angus stated. I’m merely fearful occasionally. And basically via a few issues. for all time, Angus corrected her. something. yet no longer up to sheep, and that’s beautiful sturdy. Sadie used to be content material to be beautiful stable. For it slow, all of them stood jointly within the solar, looking at the sheep. Then Mister and Missus sat down on one of many immense boulders, with Angus and Sadie mendacity in entrance of them. “What a day,” Missus stated. “It’s ideal, completely excellent, an ideal may perhaps day.

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