Esme by H.H. Munro (SAKI)

H.H. Munro (SAKI)  Esme

“The hyena hailed our approach with unmistakable relief and demonstrations of
friendliness. It had probably been accustomed to uniform kindness from humans,
while its first experience of a pack of hounds had left a bad impression. The
hounds looked more than ever embarrassed as their quarry paraded its sudden
intimacy with us, and the faint toot of a horn in the distance was seized on as
a welcome signal for unobtrusive departure. Constance and I and the hyena were
left alone in the gathering twilight.”

From the Short Story of the Day.