YALLER DOG (No title in original.)

We should like to hear Dan Marble tell the story about the Yankee who lost his yellow dog. Approaching a woodchopper by the way-side, the Yankee accosted him :

"Mister," says he, "have you seen a yaller dog agoin' along here, about a year, a year and a half, or two years old ?" "Yes," replied the chopper, supposing the Yankee was quizzing him--"yes, I've seen a yaller dog goin' along here, about a year, a year and a half, or two year old. 'Twas about an hour, an hour and a half, or two hours ago, and you'll find him about a mile, a mile and a half, or two miles ahead, with a tail about an inch, an inch and a half, or two inches long !"

Notes: St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.8 (2 September 1844): 60. (Interlibrary loan through Boatwright Library.)

Erin Bartels prepared this typescript.

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