Antonius Julius would spread his eating cloth on the flat nose of the boulder, keep turning until the edges would stay parallel to the straight edges of the boulder. Next, he would arranged his lunch: one bowl of thick whole milk yogurt, one small bowl of raison, a chunk of Major-Antonius-Julius-Argus-Xerxes white cheese, five shelled walnuts and his drinking glass plus a spoon and a cloth napkin.
While eating, his 20/20 vision eyes would not miss anything. He exactly knew what or how many wild animals lived in the vicinity. After lunch, he would take out his harmonica from his pocket to play a tune.
While Major was playing, not a single member of the flock would make an extra noise. All sheep and goats would turn their munching jaws toward the boulder. Jennet, lying down, would face the boulder with no snorting. Exceptional were the Captain and the Lieutenant who diligently scrutinized any movement or change of color.
Having finished the tune, Antonius would address the Captain and the Lieutenant, "Stand guard!" Now, Captain would bark, meaning 'Yes, Sir'. Then, Major Antonius would lie down to momentarily doze off.
One day Major had barely dozed off, when he was awakened by a warning bark. Antonius jumped up, looking at the direction of the threat. Poised his ever-ready binocular. Then, jumped down the boulder and shouted, "Come, Captain. Lieutenant, stand guard."
There was a huge wild black boar coming toward the flock. Antonius, thanks to his regular fast-running exercise, was quick. Both he and Captain set off to stop the wild boar. As he reached nearer, Antonius realized that the mad boar was wounded, and therefore, attacking anything standing in his way. It was a dangerous job. As the distance between him, Captain and the boar shortened, Antonius shouted," Captain, Charge."
Captain knew that he could not match the mad boar face-to-face; therefore, barking, he flanked the boar on the left, while Antonius flanked him on the right. The boar was confused. As the boar became hesitant to attack whom, Antonius used his heavy stick as a club and struck a hard blow on the boar's head. The boar stumbled. In the meantime, Captain grabbed the boar's testicles in his jaws, pulling and twisting. Antonius gave the giant boar another deadly blow, knocking him down. Now, Antonius drew his heavy, sharp knife and repeatedly stabbed the boar in various fatal spots. Blood gushed out. Captain was all the time firmly holding the boar down to the ground.
(to be continued)