One day Tom went to visit his friend Jack9
who was sick at home with a bad cold."How are you feeling10
?" asked Tom."Worse11
than yesterday," answered Jack, "I have a terrible12 cough13
, and there is not a drop of medicine14
in the house. "Don't worry, Jack. I'll send Blackie to the drugstore for some medicine. He'll be back in a minute before you know it." Tom put a five dollar note in Blackie's mouth and the dog ran15
down the street. "And keep the change," Tom shouted after him.
"Something has happened to him, I'm sure," said Tom. "He obeyed23
a rule." Just then Jack saw24
Blackie at a distance25
. He hurried to open the door and let him in. Jack was shocked26
to see a bottle of medicine in the dog's mouth.
"Good boy," said Tom, "But what took27
you so long?" Blackie ran to the window, barking28
his tail. Tom looked out of the door and saw a bone outside.