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When we climbed to the top we spied that very Stanley, who had given me all this trouble, sitting on a rock with his face in his hands, and his overcoat hanging loose about him. I never saw anything so lonely and dejected in my life as this one little man, crumpled up and thinking, on the great gray hillside.


This is from “Garm, a Hostage” in Actions and Reactions.

Private Stanley Ortheris has left Garm, his magnificent bull-terrier, with the narrator, as a ‘hostage’ for his good behaviour. While they are away from each other both dog and man are heart-broken, but here Garm is about to be restored to his master.