Goats In A Tree!
Goats In A Tree!2 mins 193 2 mins 193
Magnus was a shepherd boy who used to live with his parents in a small village of Magnet. He used to take his goats for grazing every day.
One day, Magnus took the goats to the other side of the grassland. The goats and Magnus enjoyed this secluded place as it was full of green grass. Magnus soon fell asleep. A baby goat saw a peculiar new kind of tree, the ARGAN tree. The smell of the fruit’s pulp had attracted the goat. It bleated and called its friends and family. After the creatures happily grazed on low-hanging fruit, they started climbing up the tree in search of more. When the poor shepherd woke up, to his surprise all the goats were in the tree. “It must be a dream ”, he thought and pinched himself. It was a reality. He recognized the argan tree and saw that most of the fruits were missing. That gave him an idea on how to get the goats back home. He went to another Argan tree nearby and plucked most of its fruit and laid them in the path from the tree to the house and the goats followed. The next day, the goats excreted the undigestible nuts which his mother collected to make oil.
Soon the argan oil was a money magnet. Magnus and his family now lived in comfort. This the little story behind Argan oil and goats climbing trees. I guess it is true that mistakes are portals of discovery.
(This story was selected for the 2nd prize in the Youngest Magzine, May 2020)