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A. hunter give* this aoaoant of how two hounda nettled the ownership of a deer. Bat by far the moat Interesting part of tbla hunt to mo la yet to oome, and to tell which all thla rigmarole baa been pened* The voice* of the two dogs ai they pnaaed along tho monntnin had been recognised by their ownera, and both claimed the deer. Suoh thinga have been known to eauae a bitter feud. One waa anrp It wai hia dog, and the other waa jast as aura it waa hla ; bat the question of meet importanoe to be •ettled was, whioh of the dogs started that deer 9 The deer waa brought on ahoie and laid upon the green sward, where even the ladles, gentle oreaturea, admired It. Soon the boat arrived with the two doga, and one of the old banters, cried oat, "Soad thoie hoands ap here, and let ua see whoae deer thla la." Never having beard ao strange a atory, I, half Ja doubt, aald, " What nonsenae Is that you are talking?" "No nonsense, Doctor, wait and boo." B Ing deeply Interested, I approaohed oloaely, that I might the better obienre the animals One of them walked ap to the deer, smelt him all over and aeemed quite m donbt. Then the other dog oame up with an angry rvoitl, smelt the deet and deliberately laid himself down by (ha animal, while the Grot dog quietly pfaoed hia tail between hia legs and walked away. I oonld not help expressing my imnament, and still doubting the faot I aald to my old guide, " That dog that la lying by the deer has been the vaster of the other, and has cowed him." "On the contrary,'* aaid my Informer, " the dog that gave up the deer la the better fighter, and whip* that dog every tiuo." : We learned during the day that the deer had been aUrttd 10 mites down tht river by the dog that olaimod it, and the aound of bis voioo drew the other one, about four mile* below the lake ; confirm log the teat, and proving the woadtrfa loiUocUttbq bound, , ■ J,

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THE DOG KNEW HIS DEER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888

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THE DOG KNEW HIS DEER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888