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"There are few things which have such a healthful moral effect upon a criminal as to find a big, resolute Great Dane standing squarely across his path. If the criminal is a judge of dogs, he may read in the grim face a look which says, 'You shall not pass,' and if he isn't a fool, he'll 'go while the going is good.'
Several years ago a burglar in Missouri met a Dane in this way, and either failed to read the danger sign or thought the dog was bluffing. He was strangled to death in front of the window by which he was attempting to enter the house, and the verdict for the dog was 'justifiable homicide.'"