A ‘stray’ mongrel befriends a dejected William, but his parents decide he should take it to the police station. When the dog doesn’t seem to want to give itself up, William hides it. Next day, an artist and his daughter stumble upon William – the dog, Jumble, is theirs. The girl quickly decides she adores William, and her father gives him Jumble – in return for William allowing the father to paint a picture of him – which ends up in the National Gallery!
Originally featured in Home Magazine June 1919