Rescue Dog of the High Pass
Professor Luttman said, "You will please translate the assignment."
Franz, whose body was present but whose spirit had flown to help Caesar chase the fox, paid no attention.
Then he was rudely jerked back into the hall of learning.
"I am talking to you, Franz," Professor Luttman said.
"Me? Oh! Yes, sir," Franz stammered.
"Proceed," Professor Luttman said.
"Well--You see, sir--"
Professor Luttman's kindly, studious face was suddenly very weary. "Did you even hear me?" he asked.
"No, sir," Franz admitted.
"Very well, I'll repeat. Translate the assigned lesson."
"I--I cannot do it, sir."
"Why not?" Professor Luttman asked.
"I do not know it, sir," Franz confessed.
Hertha Bittner, who was always able to do any lesson perfectly, giggled. Her laugh was echoed by the other students. Professor Luttman look