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The Diary of a Goose Girl

The Diary of a Goose Girl by Kate Douglas Wiggin
By: (1856-1923)

The "Goose Girl" is a young and somewhat independent lady who, in fleeing from her lover with whom there had been a "little tiff," became a "paying guest" at poultry farm in a quiet, out-of-the-way Sussex village, in the care of which she participates.

From the author of Mother Carey's Chickens, The Bird's Christmas Carol, etc.

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THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL

BY KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CLAUDE A. SHEPPERSON

GAY AND BIRD 22 BEDFORD STREET, STRAND LONDON 1902

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TO THE HENS, DUCKS, AND GEESE WHO SO KINDLY GAVE ME SITTINGS FOR THESE SKETCHES THE BOOK IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED

CHAPTER I.

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THORNYCROFT FARM, near Barbury Green, July 1, 190 .

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In alluding to myself as a Goose Girl, I am using only the most modest of my titles; for I am also a poultry maid, a tender of Belgian hares and rabbits, and a shepherdess; but I particularly fancy the role of Goose Girl, because it recalls the German fairy tales of my early youth, when I always yearned, but never hoped, to be precisely what I now am.

As I was jolting along these charming Sussex roads the other day, a fat buff pony and a tippy cart being my manner of progression, I chanced upon the village of Barbury Green... Continue reading book >>


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