The Mischievous Dog

044. THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG. A certain man had a dog, which was so curst and mischievous, that he was forced to fasten a heavy clog about his neck to keep him from running at and worrying people. This the vain cur took for a badge of honourable distinction, and grew so insolent upon it, that he looked down with an air of scorn upon the neighbouring dogs, and refused to keep them company. But a sly old poacher, who was one of the gang, assured him, that he had no reason to value himself upon the favour he wore, since it was fixed upon him rather as a mark of disgrace than of honour. [more info]

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