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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Goat and Her Kid, by Harriet Myrtle This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Goat and Her Kid Author: Harriet Myrtle Release Date: May 2, 2007 [EBook #21275] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE GOAT AND HER KID *** Produced by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Sankar Viswanathan, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file was made using scans of public domain works in the International Children's Digital Library.) 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, FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Illustrated. THE GOAT AND HER KID. BY MRS. HARRIET MYRTLE. New York: SHELDON AND COMPANY. 1870. 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. One day a poor Italian boy came down the lane playing upon a pipe, and beating a little tabor. He used to play these for two dolls that danced upon a board by means of a string which went through their bodies, and was fastened to his knee, so that when
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