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Duke of Smith's Pond
Adventures with a Childhood Companion
Every boy should have two things: a dog and a mother willing to let him have one.—Anonymous I first met Duke at Walter’s house. Walter and I were both 10, friends from suburban Philadelphia’s Penn Wynne Elementary School. We hung out together after school, hunting for crawfish, salamanders, frogs and snakes in a small creek nearby, then shooting hoops in his driveway. His dad bought one of...