"He is very imprudent, a dog is.

He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right

or in the wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going

up or down upon life's ladder, never asks whether you are

rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint,

Come luck or misfortune, good repute or bad,

honour or shame, he is going to stick to you, to comfort you,

guard you, and give his life for you....."

Jerome K. Jerome