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THE DOG AND THE DOG-DEALER
A DOG was standing by the cottage of a
peasant. A man who dealt in dogs passed
by the way. The dog said, "Will you
The man said, "Oh, you ugly little
thing! I would not give a farthing for
Then the dog went to the palace of the
king and stood by the portal. The sentinel
caressed it, and said, "You are a
charming little creature!"
Just then the dog-dealer came by. The
dog said, "Will you buy me?"
"Oh," said the man, "you guard the
palace of the king, who must have paid a
high price for you. I cannot afford to pay
the amount, else I would willingly take
 "Ah!" said the dog,
"how place and position affect people!"