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Tar was one of two fierce, black guard dogs owned by Gerard Stiles. He kept the dogs at his place of employment, the Gothic mansion known as Collinwood. Tracy Collins once saw Gerard stalking about the front lawn of Collinwood with both of the dogs at his side. There was something about the animal’s countenance that truly terrified her.
The other guard dog’s name was Brutus.
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