Friday, May 17, 2013

Somebody's Goat

In the course of her playground excavations on Wednesday afternoon, Mabel dug up a goat. To her it seemed like a substantial treasure. I looked all around, but no other children were in sight. I also guessed that the goat had probably been buried for some while, since it was not visible at all from the surface before Mabel got busy with her frog-spade. So I said, "yes, you can take the goat back to your house, because I think it is lost." But if any San Francisco child is missing a goat and reads these words, send in a message and I guarantee that Mabel will be glad to restore the goat to its true natural home. Meanwhile, it is living in her Small Animals box with many other creatures for company.