The Trouble with Tuck

Theodore Taylor

The Trouble with Tuck

Theodore Taylor

A Girl's Best Friend

"No one can definitely say when Friar Tuck began to go blind. But the light probably began to fail for big Tuck long before any of us suspected it, and of course, being a dog, he couldn't very well talk about it. It didn't seem possible. Young, beautiful, so free-spirited, he had a long life ahead..."

Helen adored Tuck from the first moment he was placed in her arms, a squirming fat sausage of creamy yellow fur. And very soon Tuck returned her love. He faithfully slept on the rug beside her bed, guarded her against strangers, and rejoiced in their long walks together. So when Tuck began to lose his sight, Helen fought to be his eyes. She wouldn't let his blindness end his life or even limit it. Instead, Helen thought up a unique solution to Tuck's trouble, one that would keep Tuck free, proud, and hers forever.