The Thief and the Dog

107. THE THIEF AND THE DOG. A thief, coming to rob a certain house in the night, was disturbed in his attempts by a fierce vigilant dog, who kept barking at him continually. Upon which the thief, thinking to stop his mouth, threw him a piece of bread; but the dog refused it with indignation, telling him, that before he only suspected him to be a bad man, but now, upon his offering to bribe him, he was confirmed in his opinion: and that, as he was entrusted with the guardianship of his master's house, he should never cease barking while such a rogue as he lay lurking about it. [more info]

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