The Reader's Digest Junior Omnibus has several true maritime stories. This one starts out with the author watching a smooth-haired fox terrier going from ship to ship in Vancouver harbour. The dog goes up each gangway, looks around the deck, sniffs at the cargo and then leaves the ship and goes on to the next. After Dodson's ship departs it turns out the dog is aboard. Eighteen days later the ship is approaching Yokahama and the dog becomes more alert. Once the ship is berthed and the unloading has begun the dog becomes very excited by a ship nearby. A small boat pulls alongside it and two men get in. The dog becomes all the more excited, prancing around and barking. The two men see the dog and they get excited. The dog jumps into the water and swims to the small boat where he is pulled from the water by... his owner. Of all the ships in Vancouver going every where in the world, the dog has picked the one that would get him back to his owner.