Posted on 12/27/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

"The dog ate my homework" is an excuse many children have considered using at least once. For John Steinbeck, an early manuscript of "Of Mice and Men" really was eaten by his dog. Two months worth of work, gone. "My setter pup, left alone one night, made confetti of about half of my manuscript," Steinbeck said. "I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically. I didn’t want to ruin a good dog for a [manuscript] I’m not sure is good at all.”  

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I remember this story from so long ago, I was no longer sure it was true or an Urban Legend.
James Matthews | 02/06/2019 at 10:25 AM
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