Billy Whiskers

The Autobiography of a Goat

Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,877 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 767
Added to site: 2006.09.04 14484
Genre: Young Readers

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road and that was the last that was heard of him. His surmises were right. The Biggses never even looked for him.


Billy at the Soda Fountain

After Billy Whiskers had left Mr. Biggs, he trotted slowly down the road wondering where he would get his next meal for he well knew he would never dare go back to Mr. Biggses after upsetting him in the geranium bed and causing all the mischief he had there that day. But being a goat of a cheerful frame of mind and used to looking out for himself, he did not worry much, and decided he would enter the first garden he came to, and make a free lunch off the vegetables, or go into a turnip patch and feast on them for if there was anything he doted on it was nice, sweet turnips, fresh from the fields.

He had gone some distance, and no patch or garden appearing that was not enclosed by a high, barbed-wire fence, he commenced to get discouraged. Feeling hungry and thirsty he was about wishing he had behaved himself at Mr.


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Dick Thornton

I got this book as a gift 60-65 years ago, and loved it. Today, the humor isn't as sharp, but it would be an excellent book to read to a young child.

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