ALAMOUD THE GOAT
Little Pashmina chased her only playmate, the beloved baby goat Alamoud, through the ruins of her stone village beside Lake Kansaoya. When she cornered him, Alamoud made a capricious hop and then charged to butt her gently. Pashmina reached down and held up Alamoud’s foreleg. Alamoud put his tongue out the side of his mouth and blew, making the wet vibrating sound that made Pashmina laugh. Pashmina mimicked Alamoud and Alamoud was taken aback.
Pashmina then heard the call of her mother, Mazdayasna. Pashmina looked up to the hills and to the cave in which she lived all alone with her mother. Her mother wove sweaters from goat hair for the distant followers of Tourism. Her mother had told Pashmina mysteriously that her father was the Lake.
Mazdayasna called again and waved her arm to Pashmina and then she started down the…
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