The reason why Snarleyyow did not die was simply this, that he did not eat the red-herring.
The man asked for a red-herring, which was forthwith given to him.
Ginger in turn unfolded from its manifold wrappings a red-herring.
"It is what they call a herring, a red-herring, my lady," responded Wilton.
After that the Rabbi was what the congregation called Remorse; also Red-herring.
Yes,” replied his master, fixing his little grey eye sternly on him, “the red-herring.
But Snarleyyow had not forgotten the red-herring; so in revenge he first bit Smallbones in the thigh, and then obeyed his master.
He then brought out his bag, set up his supporters, fixed it close to the hatch, and put the red-herring inside of it.
The next morning Vanslyperken did not fail to order the red-herring for his breakfast, but took good care not to eat it.
But Snarleyyow had not forgotten the red-herring; so in revenge, he first bit Smallbones in the thigh, and then obeyed his master.