This was a Little Black Classic that I was looking forward to read, mainly because of its strange title, which was almost as long as the story. It sort of spoils the story sure, but what intrigued me mainly was that in such a long title there was still room to discuss different names for certain dogs ‘ a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog ‘. Moral of the story, if you should plan to commit a crime make sure the dog is not watching it. The fables are not very complicated in that they basically want to warn people away from crime. Crime doesn’t pay and all that.
How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog (Little Black Classics #22) – Johann Peter Hebel