Short story "A Dark Brown Dog" written by Stephen Crane was published in Cosmopolitan, March 1901. This short story wasn't so relaxing to read.

It describes I though live of a dog and a boy in the early 20 th. In the beginning of the short story, the boy and the dog meets. The boy starts to beat the dog almost for a no reason.

The dog follows the boy to his home and the boy keeps beating the dog. The dog became a member of the family, after the familys decision.