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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 52 pages of information about Barks and Purrs.

Yes, no other dog.  Why?

THE LITTLE DOG

There’s a strange odor.

TOBY-DOG

The Cat, doubtless.

THE LITTLE DOG

The Cat?  What’s a Cat?  I’ve never seen one.  Do they leave you in the room all alone?

TOBY-DOG

It happens so now and then.

THE LITTLE DOG

And you don’t bark? I cry as soon as I’m left alone.  I’m bored, afraid, feel sick, and chew up the cushions.

TOBY-DOG

And then you’re whipped.

THE LITTLE DOG, (insulted)

I’m—­what did you say?  You’re losing your senses, I imagine. (Suddenly amiable again.) That would be a pity.  You have lovely eyes.

TOBY-DOG

Haven’t I?  They show well, don’t they?  They’re large, and then they stick out.  She says I have eyes like a lobster’s, and sometimes She says “his beautiful seal’s eyes, his frog-like eyes of gold.”

THE LITTLE DOG

Who’s She?

TOBY-DOG, (simple)

She.

THE LITTLE DOG

I don’t understand all you say, but I find you so very sympathetic! 
What are you doing this evening?

TOBY-DOG

Why ...  I dine.

THE LITTLE DOG

Naturally!  I wanted to know whether they receive here this evening, or do you go out?

TOBY-DOG

No, I’ve been out already.

THE LITTLE DOG

Driving?

TOBY-DOG

Walking—­of course.

THE LITTLE DOG

Why, of course?  I hardly stir except in a carriage.  Show me the underside of your paws.  Horrors!  One would say ’twas the stone they sharpen knives on!  Look at mine.  Satin on top, velvet underneath.

TOBY-DOG

I’d like to see you in the country, on the cobble-stones.

THE LITTLE DOG

I’ve been there, Sir.  I was in the country last summer and there weren’t any cobble-stones.

TOBY-DOG

Then it wasn’t the country.  You don’t know what country means.

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