SOUTH AFRICA: Dog Story

Just Nuisance was a Great Dane that lived in South Africa. While a puppy, his tail was injured. The bandage slipped, the wagging tail spattered blood on his friends. That's how he got his name. He was officially rated an able seaman in the Royal Navy. In the records the rangy, tawny dog's religion was given as "scrounger," his character as "very good," his efficiency "moderate." He liked beer.

He had a range of self-imposed duties, mostly of an escort character. If a blue jacket grew tipsy, Nuisance would grasp his sleeve, guide...

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