The story of Rin-Tin-Tin : the marvelous and amazing dog of the movies (1927)

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T(§fflV HP HERE had been an unusually active skirmish * near Metz. The Germans had been surprised, prisoners had been taken. Among them were two police dogs. A United States Aero Squadron immediately made the two its mascots. Much to the delight of the men, two police puppies were born soon thereafter. One of these was named Rin-Tin-Tin. An auspicious birth. The puppy took it all as a matter of course. He grew fast, and his puppy days were of short duration. The men began to take note of his unusual intelligence; he was at once taught to act as sentry and to carry dis- patches. However, it was as a Red Cross worker that he was most valuable. He never tired, he seemed to sense the things to do; intelligence of so high an order coupled with the remarkable instincts of the police dog were the very things needed in the work of the Red Cross. Rin-Tin-Tin soon became famous. The dog loved it all. War seemed natural to him, he had known no other life. Suffering,