vixen


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vixen

a female fox
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At the end of the ride I gave an order which Vixen knew and hated: "Go away and get washed
Another time," I said to the dog-boy, "you will wash the great dog with Vixen when I send them home.
Garm," I said, "another time you will be washed with Vixen.
Indeed, next washing-day, when Vixen as usual fled under my bed, Garm stared at the doubtful dog-boy in the verandah, stalked to the place where he had been washed last time, and stood rigid in the tub.
Vixen knowing the routine of it, went to sleep under my table; but the confinement ate into Garm's soul.
I pretended not to notice, but Garm knew and Vixen knew.
One afternoon I sent Vixen home alone in the dog-cart (Garm had gone before), and rode over to cantonments to find another friend of mine, who was an Irish soldier and a great friend of the dog's master.
As the weather grew warmer the dogs were forbidden to run beside the cart, but sat at my side on the seat, Vixen with her head under the crook of my left elbow, and Garm hugging the left handrail.
He had gone for an unauthorised walk with Vixen early one Sunday morning, and a very young and foolish artilleryman (his battery had just moved to that part of the world) tried to steal them both.
Vixen was a clever little dog, but she could never connect the punkah and the coolie; so Garin gave me grateful hours of cool sleep.
He lost his appetite, and Vixen was allowed to eat his dinner under his eyes.
Vixen had gone up to the Hills with me five times before; and she appreciated the cold and the damp and the beautiful wood fires there as much as I did.