Candy was only a little dog, and once he had had a happy home. But his owners had taken him to the country one day, and left him, and now his long search for a new home begins.
Poor Candy hates his new life as a stray. Used to the careless laughter and play of his old home, he is cold, and miserable, and hungry. He misses the children, and the warmth of the little nest he’d made for himself by the stove, and the fun he and the children had together. There’s only one thing he doesn’t miss, and that’s his old mistress, who was always threatening him with her broom if he misbehaved; and the broom was hard, and frightening and painful.
Now Candy lives in the woods during the day, and scrounges food from the nearby houses at night. He never gets very close, because most houses have a broom beside their door, ready to sweep away the leaves – and Candy is afraid of brooms, and the people who wield them.
Through one whole year Candy lives his life as a stray, until the day he meets the pig-woman. Through her he finds himself in a dogs’ home, which is where the captain finds him, and gradually Candy comes to find trust and affection once more.
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“A marvellous story. Meindert DeJong shows all his power of narration.”
The heartwarming story of a small dog lost and found.
The little dog hadn't always been a stray. He remembered a time of comfort and safety when he snuggled up against the great warm body of his mother. But cold hands had carried him away. He remembered the new love and excitement of the children, but that had only lasted for a short while.
The running and hiding, the fear and hunger, couldn't go on for ever. Soon it 'must' be time to stop. Surely somewhere there must be a safe and secure home for Candy?
"A marvellous story"
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