Kretser, Michelle de.

The lost dog.


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When Tom called, raising his voice, the dog went on nosing through leaves and damp grass. It was their last morning there. The territory was no longer new. Yet whenever the dog was allowed outside, he would race to the far end of the yard and start working his way along the fence. Instinct, deepened over centuries, compelled him to check boundaries. Afterwards, Tom would remember the dog ignoring him, and the spurt of impatience he had felt. The dog had to be walked and the house packed before the long drive back to the city. He was keen to get moving while the weather held. So he didn’ t pat the dog’ s soft head when he strode to the fence and reached for him.

Vintage, 2009.

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