Dog Stories - Chapter 33 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 33 Summary and Analysis

An old pensioner brings his aging mongrel dog into the clinic, walking him on a tattered string. Herriot asks what is the matter. Mr. Bailey says the dog has a chronic cough. After an examination, Herriot agrees that the dog has a chronic cough and gives him an injection, as well as 20 pills. As he hands over the pills, Herriot notices the hole in Mr. Bailey's trousers, and the pink kneecap visible.

Herriot refuses to take money from Mr. Bailey for his services. Gratefully, Mr. Bailey thanks Herriot and ambles out of the clinic. Then Siegfried berates him for giving free medical care, even if the client is an old age pensioner.

About a week later, Mr. Bailey returns and Siegfried gives him an injection. Herriot watches through a side window as they both head for the front door. Siegfried gives...

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