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Greyfriars Bobby ( 1 of 2 )

Sunday School Activity Sheet: Greyfriars Bobby  ( 1 of 2 )

tags: greyfriar, bobby

handout id: 3281
short name: Greyfriars Bobby ( 1 of 2 )
nutshell: Dogs

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Wording of this Handout:

This true story comes from the Pentland Hills, Scotland

There was a shepherd whose name was John Gray, or "Old Jock". He tended his sheep around the Pentland Hills just south of Edinburgh, and he and his dog Bobby were inseparable friends.

Old Jock was also a frequent visitor to the Greyfriars Dining Rooms in Candlemaker Row, where he enjoyed many a tasty meal.

In 1858 Old Jock died and was buried in Greyfriars cemetery. At the funeral was Bobby, who wondered why his master was being lowered into the ground in a box. Bobby decided to stay near his master.

But Old Jock never came back. Bobby waited and waited. Some people tried to take Bobby away and keep him out of the cemetery, but he always managed to find his way back. He was taken home many times but he always ran back to the graveside to wait for his master.

In the bad weather Bobby sheltered under a broken tombstone, and at 1 o'clock every day he went to the Greyfriars Dining Rooms where he was given a meal by the owner (John Traill).
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