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The Goat and Her Kid   By: (1811?-1876)

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The Goat and Her Kid by Harriet Myrtle is a heartwarming story that beautifully captures the essence of motherhood and the bond between a parent and a child. The book takes us on a journey through the life of a loving goat and her mischievous kid.

The author demonstrates a deep understanding of the animal kingdom, presenting the characters with intricate details that make them come alive in the readers' minds. The main protagonist, a wise and caring goat, displays a remarkable level of devotion to her young one, teaching it valuable life lessons along the way.

Throughout the story, the author skillfully weaves together themes of love, resilience, and the realities of the animal kingdom. The Goat and Her Kid touches upon various emotions, evoking both laughter and tears as the duo faces numerous challenges and triumphs.

The writing style employed by Harriet Myrtle is both eloquent and accessible, enabling readers of all ages to fully appreciate the narrative. The descriptive passages allow readers to envision the vivid scenes, from the picturesque countryside where the goats reside to the heart-stopping moments of danger that the kid encounters.

One of the standout aspects of this book is how it pays homage to the wisdom of nature and the inherent beauty of the animal world. While telling a charming story, the author subtly imparts important life lessons to readers, emphasizing the importance of empathy, determination, and parental love.

The supporting cast of characters in The Goat and Her Kid adds depth and flavor to the story. From the wise old owl, offering sage advice, to the humorous antics of other farm animals, the interactions further enhance the narrative and create an immersive reading experience.

Harriet Myrtle's The Goat and Her Kid is an enchanting tale that will captivate readers from beginning to end. With its universal themes and endearing characters, the book strikes a chord with readers of all ages. It serves as a poignant reminder of the unconditional love between a parent and a child, even in the animal kingdom.

Overall, The Goat and Her Kid is a delightful read that leaves a lasting impression. Harriet Myrtle's storytelling prowess shines through, making this book a must-read for those who appreciate heartwarming tales and the beauty of the natural world.

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Transcriber's Note:

The last story "Winter Pleasures" seems to end abruptly. But this is so in the book. There is no missing text.

The Rose Bud Stories,






New York:



Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by SHELDON AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

The Goat and her Kid.

The grass plot at the back of the cottage was a very bright green, and sparkled with the morning dews. It was kept smooth, and level, and short, by the garden roller going over it once a week, and still more by the constant nibbling of the goat, who was allowed to be there all day, because she had a pretty little young kid that ran by her side.

But it is not to be supposed that this kid was contented with always running close to its mother's side. Kids are very fond of dancing and frisking about, and this one was more fond of it than any other in the whole village... Continue reading book >>

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