page 51 of 234 of The Medieval Shepherd

There is so much ‘story’ going on that isn’t told that I find fascinating: at 8 he was given charge of a flock of geese, then 6 months later given charge of pigs for a year, which he hated. At around 10 he was injured by a horse and again later by a cow before finally given a flock of sheep at age 11.

This was his job, his livelihood, and he was just a little kid, but still, he knew his job well and was honest.