There was an old woman who had no family still living. Her only friend was a little white dog who went everywhere with her — with one exception. The dog loved the fireplace in winter, and after the old woman went to bed he would sometimes go and lie in front of the warm coals. Usually, though, the dog slept at the very edge of the bed on a throw rug.

There was an old woman who had no family still living. Her only friend was a little white dog who went everywhere with her — with one exception. The dog loved the fireplace in winter, and after the old woman went to bed he would sometimes go and lie in front of the warm coals. Usually, though, the dog slept at the very edge of the bed on a throw rug.