The Animal Story Book - online children's book

Edited By Andrew Lang And With Numerous Illustrations By H. J. Ford

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and bade Bungey go into the hall where dinner was already served, and bring a pheasant from the dish. This, as Sir John says, i created much mirthe; but much more, when he returned at my commandment to the table, and put it again in the same cover.' After such a proof there was no more to be said, and Sir John was allowed to be the dog's master. But Bungey's life was not destined to be a very long one, and his death was strange and sudden. As he and his master were once more on the road from
London to Bath on their return journey, he began jumping up on the horse's neck, and ' was more earneste in fawn-inge and courtinge my notice, than what I had observed for time backe; and after my chidinge his disturbing my passinge forwardes, he gave me some glances of such affection as moved me to cajole him; but alas! he crept suddenly into a thorny brake, and died in a short time.'
It is impossible to guess what kind of illness caused the death of poor Bungey, but it is pleasant to think that
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