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Franz had pride - he was no scholar and was considered worthy only of cutting wood, but he had Caesar, his devoted dog, and a priceless knowledge of mountaineering. In Dornblatt, in the Swiss Mountains, when the snow was deep, one must ski or stay in the house. Franz and Caesar both had an inborn feeling for snow, and rescued men who were lost and doomed to an icy death. The Prior of St. Bernard Hospice accepted Franz as a maronnier, which meant that he was to help the experienced Alpine rescuers save travelers. Franz and his brave mastiff proved that even with a boy's rare knowledge, he might fail, but a dog could detect a man buried under an avalanche. Thus the St. Bernard dogs became famous throughout the world.
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