Flush: A Biography - Chapter One: Three Mile Cross Summary & Analysis

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Chapter One: Three Mile Cross Summary and Analysis

The breed of dog known as "Spaniel," was indigenous to Spain. There were several explanations as to how the dogs came to be known as Spaniels. One story claims that early on, the land that would become Spain was populated with rabbits. To keep the population of rabbits from overrunning the country, dogs naturally evolved. When the Carthaginians landed in Spain, they reportedly shouted, "Span! Span!" "Span" was Carthaginian for rabbit. The country was named after the many rabbits that lived on the land and thus became Spain and the dogs who chased the rabbits were called Spaniels.

Another explanation was that the Basque word espana signified an edge or boundary. The country that became Spain was on the edge of a land mass and shared a boundary with the ocean. Others insisted...

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