Malgudi Days - Atilla, The Axe Summary & Analysis

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Attila

A family buys a puppy that they hope will grow up to be a good watchdog. They name the puppy Attila, after the warrior, Attila the Hun. However, the dog is not like Attila the Hun at all. He grows up, first greeting everyone, then being quiet so as not to disturb people, but in both cases, the dog is always friendly. The dog does not bother anyone.

That night, Ranga, a laborer, is looking for extra money by breaking into houses. Ranga breaks into the family house at night and grabs the family jewelry and other valuables. As he leaves, Ranga encounter Attila the dog, but the dog does not bark. Instead, he makes friends with Ranga and follows Ranga back to his hut on the other side of town.

A week later the older son in the family sees Attila...

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