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The dog barked, and tried to nose them off their route.

He forced them down a narrow path. A woman lay unconscious and twisted. The dog ran round her several times. She had a broken leg and was bleeding heavily. Anna dressed her wounds to stem the bleeding. David climbed to get a mobile signal. He returned and they waited.

She stirred and started talking. The dog watched. The team arrived.

‘Brave dog!’

‘What dog?’ she asked.

‘Your dog.’

‘I have no dog.’

They looked. Now they could only see sheep. The dog had gone.

Dorothy Crowther