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Really, Truly, Reilly

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4
Page count: 5

Author

Anne
Merrick

Appeared in

The Oxford Christmas Storybook

Story Summary

Reilly, a small black dog with one black eye and one brown, escapes his cruel master on Christmas Eve. But in his attempts to find a new home, he is repeatedly rejected until Tim Merryweather, a poor fiddler, discovers Reilly, nearly frozen on his front steps. Having no Christmas present for their son, Tim and his wife decide to give Reilly a home and their son, Jo-John the best Christmas ever.