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The narrator, who works in a government office, goes to work late. He feels that the other employees are constantly harassing him because they are jealous of his position as the favorite of the director. Having feelings for the director's daughter, one day the narrator spots her walking on the street with her dog. Believing that he hears the dogs talking to one another, the narrator decides he must steal letters the director's daughter's dog has sent to the other dog in order to learn of her true feelings for him. The narrator does this, but finds the letters trite and mostly about their own doggy lives. Later, however, the narrator discovers both through the letters and at the office that the director's daughter is engaged to marry a rich man.

Since he has become fascinated with the saga...

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