Thinking about the Text
What does Jerome say was Montmorency’s ambition in life? What do you think
of Montmorency and why?
Jerome says Montmorency’s ambition in life was to disturb people while they are working and be sworn at. Montmorency was a little dog, who always loved to trouble others. Whenever he found people busy with their work, he might feel bored and wanted to get involved. He meant no trouble intentionally. A dog like Montmorency never wanted any encouragement.
He was born with such a nature that made him do things like that.