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ID
b145
Title
"The Goat and the Stars."
Genre
Story
Page Count
7
Word Count
1640
Publisher
World Digest
Publication Year
1939
Topics
Religion, Coming of Age

A young farm-boy innocently misinterprets a church announcement regarding Christmas Eve gifts ("No Gift too Large. None too Small. Give generously. This Means You.") and brings his favorite kid-goat as an offering, only to be met with laughter. The story was included in a BBC Radio broadcast on Christmas Eve in 1939. In The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories (1940), Twenty Tales (1951). Reprinted in World Digest (December 1951), English and American Short Stories of Today 2 (1986).