Robert Henry turned to his Doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said:
"Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
Very quietly, the doctor said:
"I don't know."
"You don't know?"
"Doc, your Christian man, and don't know what's on the other side?"
When he asked the question, they both heard the sound of scratching and whining coming from the exam room door.
The doctor walked over to the door and opened it. His dog Butchy sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said:
"Did you notice my dog?"
"He's never been in this room before."
"He didn't know what was inside."
"He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear."
"I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing . . ."
". . . I know my Master is there, and that is enough."
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