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Of Dogs and Logs

It may be that the dog was frightened. Perhaps it made its way on to the moors, and it is still terrified and hiding there. Some people dread such a possibility, because later on the dog itself could become a danger. It is obviously a fierce brute. Early this morning a large dog, belonging to a coal merchant, was found dead in the roadway opposite its master's yard. It had been fighting against a savage opponent. The merchant's dog had its throat torn away, and its belly was slit open as if with a savage claw.