Loyal Hound Gets justice for its Murdered Owner

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During the Ming dynasty, there was a rich man named Qin Bang who loved to do business. One day, Qin Bang took his dog with him to go to the capital to trade. When the boat sailed to Zhangwan, it was hijacked by a group of bandits. These fierce bandits murdered all of the travellers on the boat.

Qin Bang was also murdered. Only the dog survived by jumping out from the back cabin.

The bandits chased the dog with knives, but the white dog jumped into the water and swam away. When the bandits left, the white dog quietly followed them to their lodgings and silently observed where they stayed.

During the day, the dog went out to search for food, at night it stayed on the shores where the moored ship was located, guarding the body of its owner. Several months passed. Later, an imperial censor by the name of Lu Xiwang came to Zhangwan and saw the white dog kept crying out in distress. The dog looked pitiful but also touching. Feeling that the dog was unusual he said 「I think that the dog must definitely have some grievances.」

The imperial censor told his subordinate to follow the dog and sure enough found the corpse of Qin Bang.

Lu Xiwang said 「It must be that its owner has been murdered in a plot, but we don’t know who the killer is. Dog, can you show me where the killer lives?」 The white dog seemed to understand what he had said and began to take the lead on the road. The imperial censor then ordered his subordinate to follow the dog.

After walking roughly one li (500m), they arrived at a house where the bandits were gathered together preparing to get drunk. The dog ran into the house to bite them. The subordinate immediately arrested all the bandits.

Later, the coffin containing Qin Bang’s corpse was returned home and the white dog returned home with it. Day and night it crouched by the coffin wailing. After the funeral ended, the white dog killed itself by hitting a tree.

Qin Bang’s wife Lady Xu was touched by the justice of the dog guarding its owner and so buried the dog beside her deceased husband.

Translated by Fu Ming

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主人受害 忠狗為主伸冤

明朝時期,有一個富人叫作秦邦,很喜歡經商。那天,秦邦帶著狗兒一起去京師作生意。

船行駛到張灣,就被一群盜賊劫持了。這些兇狠的賊寇刺殺了船上所有的客人。

秦邦也被刺死。惟獨狗兒從後艙跳出來。

眾賊持刀追趕,白狗跳入水中遊走了。眾賊離開後,白狗又悄悄的尾隨他們到住所,默默的記下了盜賊的住處。

白天,狗兒出去找食物,夜裡就伏在泊船的岸邊,守護主人的遺體,就這樣過了幾個月。後來,巡河御史呂希望來到張灣,看見白狗在岸邊呼號不已,如泣如訴的樣子,心裡覺得這狗很奇異,說道:「想必狗兒一定有甚麼冤情吧。」

御史命差役跟著白狗,果然看見秦邦的屍體。

呂希望說:「一定是它的主人被謀害了,但是不知道凶手在哪兒?狗兒,你能指出凶手的住處嗎?」白狗像聽懂了他的話一樣,領頭在前面帶路。御史命差吏跟著它。

走了大約一里地,來到一處屋舍,賊匪正聚在一起,準備喝酒呢!狗兒直接跑進屋去咬他們。官差立即抓捕了眾盜匪。

後來,秦邦的的棺柩還鄉,白狗也跟著回到了家中,日夜蹲伏在棺柩旁邊,不時悲號。葬禮結束後,白狗撞樹而死。

秦邦的妻子許氏有感於狗兒護主有義,就將它埋葬在亡夫的墳墓旁。

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