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Another French Greyhound, Dragon,
was a key participant in a trial ordered
Bondeson, Jan. Amazing Dogs: A
by King Charles V in 1380. The strong
Cabinet of Canine Curiosities. Ithaca,
bond between Dragon and nobleman
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Aubri de Montdidier did not end with
the man's murder. Not only did the dog
Coren, Stanley. "A Murderer and a
indicate where his master was buried in
Dog Seeking Justice: A 600 Year Old
the forest, but he also singled out and
Tale of the Human Canine Bond."
attacked the murderer, Richard Macaire,
Psychology Today. 5 August 2010.
several times. In a trial by combat
between Dragon and Macaire, the
victorious canine exacted justice for his
"Saint Guinefort." Wikipedia. 15 April
"Trial by Combat Between a Dog and
master when the murderer confessed
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and was executed (Coren, "Murderer";
inrebus. 5 December 2011. Web.
"Trial"). Much later, in the early 1800s,
Dragon's story became the subject of
"the first archetypical dog drama to
be staged in London." "The Dog of
Montargis" was performed into the
1880s (Bondeson, 74 ,82).
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