Terhune Literature Online Catalog

Thanks to funding from the Albert Payson Terhune Foundation, the public now has increased, easier access to the writings of Albert Payson Terhune. Welcome to the online catalog of the Library of Terhune Literature. The non-circulating library is located at the Van Ripper-Hopper House Museum, 533 Berdan Ave. Wayne. It is opened by appointment through 973-694-7192 or e-mail. Enjoy on-site reading indoors or outdoors on the covered porch on portable reading furniture.

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BOOKS                                                             SHORT STORIES


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Books by Albert Payson Terhune

A Book of Famous Dogs
A Highland Collie
Across the Line
A Dog Named Chips
Black Caesar’s Clan
Black Wings
Bruce
Buff: A Collie
Caleb Conover Railroader
Collie to the Rescue
Dad
Dog Stories
Dogs of the High Sierras
Famous Hussies of History
Further Adventures of Lad
Grey Dawn
His Dog
Lad: A Dog
Lad of Sunnybank
Letters of Marque
Lochinvar Luck
My Friend the Dog
Najib
Real Tales of Real Dogs
Superwoman
The Amateur Inn
The Best- Loved Dog Stories of Albert Payson Terhune
The Critter and Other Dogs
The Dog Book
The Dog Book {Etchings of Diana Thorne}
The Faith of a Collie
The Fighter
The Heart of a Dog
The Luck of the Laird
The Pest
The Secret of Sea-Dream House
The Story of Damon and Pythias
The Terhune Omnibus
The Way of a Dog
Treasure
Treve
Water
Unseen
Whose Collie
Wolf

Terhune Literature Short Stories
 
“Open House for Birds”
“Cowards Both!”
“The Guard”
“What Christmas Brought to Rhoda”
“Gray Dawn of Sunnybank”
“Close Clipped”
“Blind Fair Ellen “
“Sunnybank Bobby”
“Tales of Real Dogs”  
“Lad: A Dog, A Picture Adaptation”
“Watch Your Dog and Be Wise”
“A Matter of Sportsmanship”
“Whose Collie?” Abridged Short Story by Albert Payson Terhune”


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Whose Collie book cover

Book Summaries:


A Book of Famous Dogs
“Nobody knows why the Dog alone, of all animal kind, chooses Man as his god and serves him with eager willingness. When man conquered the world, he drove into the jungles and waste places such beasts as he could not subdue. The rest of the brute creation he coerced into service for work or for food. All but the dog.”

A Highland Collie
“The two blades clashed together like living creatures. From their ringing contact a shower of red sparks spat forth into the air.”

Across The Line
“The human heart has always rebelled against the silence of death. Why should those whom we have loved and lost suddenly cease to be concerned about us and refuse to counsel and enhearten?”

A Dog Named Chips 
“Chip’s actual cash value, from a dog-fancier viewpoint was somewhere between eighteen cents and half a dollar. He was that kind of dog.  Yet to old Miss Ginerva Garrod the shabby little mongrel’s price was above rubies. Chip’s swaggering own-your-own-soul-ism and his elfin originality had won, long ago, every atom o the lonely old lady’s half-atrophied heart.” 

Black Caesar’s Clan
“Presently, a coconut, hurled from its stem in the Bahamas or Cuba, by a hurricane, set its palmleaf sail-sprout and was gale-driven across the intervening seas; floating ashore on the new-risen land.”

Black Wings
“I fired into the advancing phalanx. So did such of those around me who still had ammunition. Then I reached back for another gun. But none was forthcoming.”

Bruce
“From a cool lounging-place beneath the wisteria-vines arose a huge collie- stately of form, dark brown and white of coat deep set of eyes and with a head that somehow reminded one of a Landseer engraving.”

Buff: A Collie
A swirl of gold-and-white and grey and black,-
Rackety, vibrant, glad with life’s hot zest,-
Sunnybank collies, gaily surging pack,-
These are my chums; the chums that love me best.

Caleb Conover Railroader
“He was brushed aside and, amid a hurricane of laughter from the paid phalanx in the gallery, the group of half drunk, wholly-inspired young brutes clustered across the box rail.”

Collie to the Rescue
“A collie is by no means an ideal companion on a trout-fishing expedition, having merry tendencies toward chasing a fly-cast and splashing noisily into pools, thus scaring every trout by his advent.”

Dog Stories
“The Man-Dog allegiance goes far back of history or even of legend. Digger scientists have found bones of men and dogs close to each other in prehistoric cave dwellings, proving that chumship was in full force before the tusked Neanderthaler was in exercising the tricky art of walking on his hind legs.”

Dad
“Briefly, Dad sketched his adventures; the hot little hand in his; thrilling with the recital. The boy’s light eyes raised to his in stark hero-worship.”

Dog of the High Sierras
“He lowered the gun, sticking it shamefacedly back into his brand-new flannel shirt. Then, all at once, his over taut nerves went to pieces.”

Famous Hussies of History
“Here are stories of Super-Women who conquered at will. Some of them smashed thrones; some were content with wholesale heart-smashing. Wherein lay their secret? Or rather, their secrets? For seldom did two of them follow the same plan of campaign.”

Further Adventures of Lad
“Gathering all his fierce strength into one sublime effort, he sprang upward toward the window; his mate hanging from his iron jaws.”

Grey Dawn 
“Grey Dawn is one of the most lovable collies of all the long Sunnybank line. He is not merely the professionally faithful dog of fiction; but rather- as the Mistress expresses it- an ‘own-your-own soul-dog’.”

His Dog 
“Dogs ain’t like folks. They got hearts. Folks has only got souls. I guess dogs has the best of it, at that.” –Link Ferris

Lad: A Dog
 “He had too the gay courage of a D’Artagnan, and an uncanny wisdom. Also- who could doubt it, after a look into his mournful brown eyes- he had a soul.”

Lad of Sunnybank
“Lad’s life had centered upon The Place- on its background of forests, on its soft lawns, oak shaded, that billowed downward to the lake; on the grey old vine-covered house wherein dwelt his two deities, the Mistress and the Master. Nothing else mattered.”

Letters of Marque
But with the tendency of a young painter who rented the old house from the most charming and luckless of Cap’n Mark’s descendants, came a series of startling events which were to lay forever the old rumors.

Lochinvar Luck
“The seven clangorous dogs ceased their wild din and came to a shambling halt; still whimpering and staring resentfully out at Bobby.”

My Friend the Dog
“From studying Argus, I learned that the best type of thoroughbred may know the meaning of fear, but he is able to rise above it for the sake of his master or of his own self respect … I learned that treachery and meanness have no place in his cosmos. I learned from him a new and exalted meaning of those outworn phrases, ‘loyalty’, ‘forgiveness’, ‘humor’, and ‘devotion.’”

Najib
“While he was still looking in vain for a glimpse of dagger, scimitar or pistol, the men divested themselves of their robes and stood naked, save for breech clouts and shoes.”

Real Tales of Real Dogs
This book features a collection of short stories and adventures of real dogs.

Super Woman
“What makes the Super-Woman? Is it beauty? Cleopatra and Rachel were homely. Is it daintiness? Marguerite de Valois washed her hands but twice a week. Is it wit? Pompadour and La Valliere were avowedly stupid in conversation. Is it youth? Doan de Poictiers and Ninon De l’Enclos were widely adored at sixty. Is it the subtle quality of femininity?

The Amateur Inn
“Now breathing hard, he got weakly to his feet and lurched through the open French window out into the moonlit veranda.”

The Best-Loved Dog Stories of Albert Payson Terhune
This book features a collection of Albert Payson Terhune’s most known short stories.

The Critter and Other Dogs
Here we have a collection of seventeen stories of Albert Payson Terhune’s best loved collies.

The Dog Book
In this book, Albert Payson Terhune gives us brief biographies of a few dog breeds we see on a daily basis.

The Faith of A Collie
“An exciting story of the search for a Revolutionary War treasure chest with the help of Mars “who at the command of his master performs one of the most amazing feasts that ever a collie has been called upon to do.”

The Fighter
“The quiet, heavy voice, the brute magnetism of the man, no less than curiosity as to how he would handle so impossible a situation, had already caught everyone’s attention.”

The Heart of a Dog
“The dog was cold and in pain, but being only a dog, it did not even occur to him to trot off home to the comfort of the library fire and leave his master to fend for himself.”

The Luck of the Laird
“Yet now, with a collie’s mystic power of reading human moods, he sensed that Hamish was affrighted. Instantly the dog seemed to feel he must protect his master against the unknown danger that they had blundered into.”

The Pest
“His voice strangled in his throat. He sank, rather than lowered himself, into the chair and lay there, panting and half unconscious. His overwrought nerves had at least gone wholly to pieces.”

The Secret of Sea-Dream House
“But in less than a month he, too, lay dead at the foot of the staircase, at dawn of a spring morning, unwounded, but with his sallow face a mask of horrified anguish.”

The Story of Damon and Pythias
“In the distance, the funnels of smoke ascending from burning houses, the flight and capture of terror-stricken maids and the sight of bodies ground under vicious chariot wheels, made the scene one of utter horror and sickening reality.”

The Terhune Omnibus
This book includes selections of Albert Payson Terhune’s best known works.

The Way of a Dog
“His terrible jaws closed upon the nearer shoulder of the baby as lightly as they had closed on the bundle of newspapers, as tenderly as a bird-dog picks up a shot partridge. … With no effort at all he lifted the crying and gasping child from the crib and, wheeling, bore her toward the gap he had made in the wire.”

Treasure
“In his heart blazed hot wrath at the attempted murder. Later, there would be time to think of the gruesome sound made by the double charge of buckshot as it had whistled over his fallen body and crashed into the hazel copse.”

Treve
 “He was red-gold and snow of coat; a big slender youngster, with the true ‘look of eagles’ in his deepest dark eyes. In those eye too, burned an eternal imp of mischief.”

Water
“Fast as he went, the fifth and sixth fireballs went faster. One of them plopped past his head, close enough to singe his ear. The other landed full on his leg, just above his knee-boot.”

Unseen
“There was a flash of silver-grey along the narrow cliff edge. Thor dashed past the running girl, almost upsetting her. He charged madly at her pursuer. Dog and man collided sharply, before either could check speed.”

Whose Collie
When Ray Closser saved Athos the collie from the terrible dog catcher, he knew that this was meant to happen. After no one claimed the young collie they became inseparable. Will Ray and Athos stay together or will someone stand in their way?

Wolf
 “Yes, he was a trouble-center; seemingly as challenging in disposition and in luck; as well as in body. His elfin cleverness served only to intensify this; and it blurred the traits of steadfastness he had inherited from Lad.” 

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