Third Printing, same year as First. Extremely scarce dog hero novel of gold prospecting and murder. Basis for the 1951 Technicolor Lassie film directed by Harold F. Kress starring Pal (the dog), Paul Kelly and Gary Gray. This copy signed by author at title page. Very Good, some cloth wear, webbing showing at rear inner hinge, though binding firm, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, partial splitting at front spine edge.