'The Hobyahs' collected by SV Proudfit

A brave little dog named Turpie kept barking at night as the Hobyahs came out of the forest to his elderly owner’s hut. The old man threatens the poor dog with dismemberment each day for his barking. Eventually he cuts off Turpie’s head and the barking ceases leading to the owners’ demise. The story had illustrations of the poor dog’s dismembered parts, which had only tried to protect his owners from the Hobyahs.