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Old Sultan

By Itellyouastory

A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old,and had lost all his teeth.  And one day when the  shepherd and his wifewere standing together before the  house the shepherd said,  «I willshoot  old Sultan tomorrow morning,  for he is  of no  use now.» Buthis wife  said, «Pray let the poor faithful creature live;  he hasserved us well a  great many years, and  we ought to  give him alivelihood for the  rest of  his days.» «But what can  we do with  him?’said the shepherd,  «he has not  a tooth in his head, and the thievesdon’t  care for him at all; to be  sure he has served  us, but then  hedid  it to earn  his livelihood;  tomorrow shall be his last day, dependupon it.»


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