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The Daily Dispatch: July 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], A goose Story. (search)
A goose Story. --A Confederate soldier on his way from Cumberland Gap through Lee co, Va., a few weeks ago, being hungry and feeling an appetite for goose, fastened a fish hook to the end of a cord, and on passing a house where he saw some goose, bolted the hook with a grain of corn and cast it among them. No sooner had it dropped than one of the goose guzzled it down. The soldier at the other and of the cord took to his heels, the goose of course, with outstretched wings, followed him. The owner of the goose, supposing him to be afraid of it, exclaimed, "Don't run, it won't bite you, indeed it won't — but I never knew it to be so crew before,"