Julie of the Wolves
She spoke half in Eskimo and half in English, as if the instincts of her father and the science of the gussaks, the white-faced, might evoke some magical combination that would help her get her message through to the wolf. (1.11)
Why had he bared his teeth at her? Because she was young and he knew she couldn't hurt him? No, she said to herself, it was because he was speaking to her! He had told her to lie down. She had even understood and obeyed him. He had talked to her not with his voice, but with his ears, eyes, and lips; and he had even commended her with a wag of his tail. (1.32)
Jello narrowed his eyes, pressed his ears forward, and showed his teeth.
"I know what you're saying," she called to him. "You're saying, 'lie down.'" (1.162-63)