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THE JUNIOR CLASSICS
THE DOG AND THE DOG DEALER
By Ramaswami Raju
A DOG was standing by the cottage of a peasant. A man who dealt
dogs passed by the way. The Dog said, "Will you buy me?"
The man said, "Oh, you ugly little thing! I would not give
of a penny for you!"
Then the Dog went to the palace of the king and stood by the
The sentinel caressed it, and said, "You are a charming little
Just then the Dog Dealer came by. The Dog said, "Will you
"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,
would willingly take you."
"Ah!" said the Dog, "how place and position affect
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