Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

mont morency is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Explain with example

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An example of how Montmorency is viewed as gentle like as a "sheep."

"To look at Montmorency you would imagine that he was an angel sent upon the earth, for some reason withheld from mankind, in the shape of a small fox-terrier."

Another example depicting how Montmorency might be seen as a "wolf in sheeps clothing."

"But, when I had paid for about a dozen chickens that he had killed; and had dragged him, growling and kicking, by the scruff of his neck, out of a hundred and fourteen street fights; and had had a dead cat brought round for my inspection by an irate female, who called me a murderer; and had been summoned by the man next door but one for having a ferocious dog at large, that had kept him pinned up in his own tool-shed, afraid to venture his nose outside the door for over two hours on a cold night; and had learned that the gardener, unknown to myself, had won thirty shillings by backing him to kill rats

against time, then I began to think that maybe they’d let him remain on earth for a bit longer, after all."


Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)