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R. Harper Mason
Lyin' Like a Dog is the sequel to The Red Scarf.
Lyin' Like a Dog continues the story of Richard the paperboy and his best friend, John Clayton. In this novel the boys happen upon a nest of bootleggers deep in Flat Creek Swamp and the resulting encounter drives the story until the climatic ending.
Dang, the sound just echoed through the woods, and I nearly jumped outta my skin 'cause a bullet smacked into a tree right beside me and bark flew out and stung my arm. Shoot, Sniffer jerked away and took off like a scalded dog.
"What in the world!" I yelled. "Who's shootin' at us?'
Heck, we were scared just absolutely outta of our minds, and we didn't move an inch 'cause we were afraid whoever was shooting at us might shoot again.
"That's far enough, boys!" yelled somebody from up in front of us.
I jumped about three feet again when that fella yelled, and then he stepped out from behind a big pin oak tree holding a rifle. My gosh, he was one of the worst-looking men I'd ever seen. He had on an old crumpled felt hat and some ragged overalls with a blue work shirt pulled over them, and he was wearing some old beat-up work shoes with the shoelaces hanging off the side.He had a stub of a cigar in his mouth and a kinda scruffy "I ain't shaved in a while" look. Shoot, that guy looked at mean as some slimy snake.