The Adventures of White Fang
Toni Licastro, author
This is a story that came back to me and that I made up some fifty years ago when I was in high school. I won an award for my story about this animal that was part dog and part wolf. He was pure white and had the body of a husky. His five senses were his extra special features, and they were more acute than a blind man?s by almost ten times. He was also graceful and could sneak up on someone like a sniper. He was very, very quiet. His master was the royal Canadian mounted police officer Captain Steven Pole. He loved that animal and named it White Fang. He was part of the RCMP and was a K9 specialist. Both Steve and Fang went out on a lot of assignments as their arrest record was A+. There is only one case not solved, and that is the death of his father while on duty in the Northwest Territories. It was thought there were escaped convicts trying to cross from Canada to USA by way of the Rocky Mountains or the northern lights passage by posing as a mature couple on an adventure. They needed a guide who knew the pass well, and that was Steve?s dad, who drew the duty. Fang was very restless all day around Steve. Finally, Steve started to feel something was wrong. His dad was not answering any of his pages or his walkie-talkie. Steve and Fang decided to follow the trail Red gave him. It was not long at all before all three knew something was not right.