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    CHAPTER XII - MONGREL AND THE OTHER HORSE

    "Sage-Brush, you have been listening?"

    "Yes."

    "Isn't it strange?"

    "Well, no, Mongrel, I don't know that it is."

    "Why don't you?"

    "I've seen a good many human beings in my time. They are created
    as they are; they cannot help it. They are only brutal because
    that is their make; brutes would be brutal if it was THEIR make."

    "To me, Sage-Brush, man is most strange and unaccountable. Why
    should he treat dumb animals that way when they are not doing any
    harm?"

    "Man is not always like that, Mongrel; he is kind enough when he is
    not excited by religion."

    "Is the bull-fight a religious service?"

    "I think so. I have heard so. It is held on Sunday."

    (A REFLECTIVE PAUSE, LASTING SOME MOMENTS.) Then:

    "When we die, Sage-Brush, do we go to heaven and dwell with man?"

    "My father thought not. He believed we do not have to go there
    unless we deserve it."

    PART II - IN SPAIN
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