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Story of the Pointer and the Setter, The.

IT IS told that the pointer and the setter kept a public-house together. All the animals would come and eat and drink and pay their account, except the wolf and the hare who would come and eat and drink very heavily, and regularly forget to pay. At last, the pointer and setter could stand it no longer, and they went and lodged their complaint before God. And God said, "As they have treated you so badly, you are free to go for them whenever you see them. You must try and catch them and make them pay."

               And that is the reason why these dogs will go for the wolf as soon as they scent his track, and also that is the reason why, when they catch a hare, he will squeak, "Miat, miat"--which sounds like mart (Tuesday in Rumanian)--as if he were saying "Wait till next Tuesday when I am going to pay." And they are still waiting for that Tuesday to come.

Bibliographic Information

Tale Title: Story of the Pointer and the Setter, The.
Tale Author/Editor: Gaster, Moses
Book Title: Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories
Book Author/Editor: Gaster, Moses
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson
Publication City: London
Year of Publication: 1915
Country of Origin: Romania
Classification: unclassified

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