Feeney, the fisherman, had two dogs. One was a mongrel, a black dog, deep-chested and ferocious. The other was a yellow greyhound, thin and beautiful. The two dogs were deadly enemies. The mongrel was five years old when Feeney bought the greyhound as a pup. Before the greyhound’s arrival the mongrel shared his little cottage with Feeney, followed him each day to the cliffs to fish and hunted rabbits. Whenever he killed one, which was not very often because he was not fast, he brought it in his mouth to Feeney and wagged his tail proudly. He was very fond of Feeney, and he was quite happy. Everybody feared his ferocity, and all the dogs in his own village and along the countryside fled when they saw him coming.


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