Miscellany: Faithful

In Strasbourg, France, a schoolmaster, one Bernard Joerg, lived with his dog. Last week the two went for a walk. Lost in abstraction, M. Joerg started to cross a railroad track; a train leaped out of the twilight, sprang at his shoulder like a huge beast, spun him around through the air, smashed his legs against a fence. Townsfolk came running—stopped, terrified, a dozen yards from the moaning, broken body. At Joerg's feet crouched the dog. Something had hurt his master, let no one else try it. The dark snarling beast, the...

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