Jinki Dingo of the Snow
by Elyne Mitchell
FORMAT: Hardcover with DJ 13cm x 21cm
CONDITION: Good: exlibrary, shelf and reading wear, covered in plastic with some library markings.
EDITION: c1970 2nd Impression October 1970
WEIGHT: 450g (parcel rate)
The dingo pup, lying with his sisters in the cave on Mt Jagugal in the Snowy Mountains, sees first one pair of black feet and then another passing through the snowgrass and rocks near the cavemouth. Then one pair of smaller feet falters and stumbles. an aborigine boy, tired and half asleep, rolls into the cave. The boy, Koonda, takes the pup in his arms. Jinki he calls him, and from that moment the pup's mind is imprinted with the picture of Koonda; from that moment Koonda becomes the lord of his life.
Dingo pups stay longer with their parents than do domestic dogs. Jinki is too young for the aborigines to rear so he must be left with his family. He grows into a wild dog with the unforgettable image of Koonda in his mind, the unforgettable love for the boy which tears him in two, so that he seeks Koonda in blizzard or in sunshine, wind or calm, night or day. Yet there is also his love for the white-ruffed Kyirrie...
Elyne Mitchell, author of the enormously popular 'Brumby' books, has written a story of the wild dogs of Australia which will rank with her best work.
Thanks for your interest.