Just after supper yesterday, I was grabbed by two soldiers and had gotten marched off to
Lieutenant Robert’s tent. I was charged with theft
I tried to explain that I didn’t steal the dog, I was returning it to Warawi.
It was no use, Robert’s told me to get a good nights sleep as in the morning I was to
Later that day we went into the forest to build the triangle in which I would be flogged.
Goodwin and I were instructed to build it. I could sense the fear in his voice, Goodwin was one of
my mates and I knew he did not want me to be flogged.
Right at that moment Warawi approached us holding a kangaroo skin.
She gestured for me to come over and see what she was holding.
Goodwin warned me not to as he thought I was in enough trouble already.
I peeked into her kangaroo skin basket and inside there was a tiny blonde puppy.
I told Goodwin to come over as well. He looked inside and his face suddenly melted.
A few minutes later, I took the puppy over to we’re Robert’s was.
Goodwin and I told Robert’s the values of having a puppy instead of a fully grown dog.
He agreed and got rid of my sentence. He told me that I was going to have to look after this dog
as well. With one exception, I obey his orders from now on. I nodded my head and took the puppy.
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