These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today. This isn't a children's book about dogs, it's a WW2 story for grown-ups. Short and vivid, Dahl portrays how a British pilot deals with losing much of his right leg. Roald Dahl. This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Cillian Murphy.
Beware of the Dog (A Roald Dahl Shory Story)
He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa, and began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War. The day that he disappeared and left me behind. I remember the day precisely well.
It was foggy and the clouds were closing in like silky curtains on the skies and the cool fall wind was howling through the streets of Paris, swiftly picking up leaves, dust and everything else in its way.
It was that day that i saw the commander officer and the nurse talking. OH NO! And from that point on I knew that I had to do something. After all, he did feed me and more importantly he filled in the empty void inside of me. He became my companion, a long overdue friend. So, I started to bark frantically, trying to grasp his attention. He finally took notice and came to the window. I began to circle it and bark around the pool to pull his attention towards the french writing. He stood still and tried to make out the faint letters on the sign.
He then took a quick look around but suddenly jolted at the sound of a door opening and shutting. He desperately dragged himself back in bed. Only a few minutes later the nurse walked in followed by the officer. They sat down and chatted with him. The officer started up with some small talk and the soldier gave him no response or if he did it was one word. And then came he started to interrogate him. Let me see now, first of all, what was your squadron? There was a brief moment of silence. My rank is squadron leader and my number is nine seven two four five seven. The officer and the nurse left to go chat in the room next door.
The officer sounded mad and bitter towards the nurse as he spoke to her. If we let him stay or leave, he will give us away and everyone will know!
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He is now a prisoner of war. The empty void that he filled was now once again empty. Now every afternoon I sit and listen to the sound of the bombs and gunfires.
He was right, they do sound like a symphony. The sound is faint at first and then gradually becomes forte and then a cadence ends it and the sound hangs in the air. Just like war, it starts small and bearable, but by the end you have a mess that remains forever, just like a Tchaikovsky symphony that you will never forget, it has an eternal effect to it.
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Then perhaps we could have gone down to the lake and listened to the rhythm of each bomb being dropped, but now all I can do is pray and wish hopelessly that there will be one last cadence and then a prolonged rest that will put this symphony to an end. Forums The Watty Awards.
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