Flick’s dog Benson is a very good boy. He waits for her at home and he never chases anything... or so Flick thinks. One day, when Flick leaves for school, Benson chases a cat into the back garden, over the fence and into the park, where he chases a squirrel. A ball catches his eye and he follows it into the pond – and then he runs, dripping wet, through the middle of a picnic lunch, stealing a sausage! The picnickers shout 'GO HOME BENSON', and he races back across town, hopping through the window to his house just as Flick arrives home from school. 'Have you been a good boy, Benson? Did you stay?' Only the reader really knows what Benson, the naughty dog, has been doing all day.