Old Sultan

A farmer once had a faithful dog called Sultan, who had grown old, and lost all his teeth, so that he could no longer hold anything fast. One day the farmer was standing with his wife before the house-door, and said, To-morrow I intend to shoot Old Sultan, he is no longer of any use. His wife, who felt pity for the faithful beast, answered, He has served us so long, and been so faithful, that we might well give him his keep. Eh! what? said the man. You ...
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