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Old Shaggysides

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Historical Fiction



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 9, Num 12, Aug 1982

Story Summary

Old Shaggysides is a bull buffalo, old and lame and left by a herd that migrated south never to return. Pushed by hunger, he overcomes his fear of man and starts eating hay dropped by a rancher while feeding his cattle. The rancher thinks him a nuisance until he saves the herd from wolves and in time becomes the family pet.