Best Defense

A question about a Boston Massacre dog

Why is that dog just standing there at the bottom?

The Fruits of Arbitrary Power, or The Bloody Massacre
The Fruits of Arbitrary Power, or The Bloody Massacre

 

Why is that dog just standing there at the bottom? Wouldn’t it run off when the muskets began firing?

Image credit: Henry Pelham/New York Public Library/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1
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