ANIMALS: Smoke Eater

In his five years of service as a fire dog, a black & white Dalmatian named Whiskers lent Hook & Ladder Company No. 10f Newark a flash and luster which made it the envy of the whole department. Whiskers slept in the big truck and never missed an alarm—even though he often had to gallop back from nearby meat shops when the gong began to clang. When he got to the fire, Whiskers would climb ladders and dash eagerly into burning buildings.

Two-and three-story climbs were nothing to him. Once he made it all the way to the top of...

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