There once was a little girl named Emily. She live in the country with her
mom and dad.
They had a family of deer that would come up to the back door of the house.
There was a fawn, doe and buck. The buck she named Timber. He was very shy
so he kept his distance. But, the doe and the fawn were there every morning.
But one day, only the doe came to the door. Emily wonder what had happened
to the fawn. The doe looked very sad Emily thought. Also, she wouldn't eat
and just stood there staring at Emily.
Suddenly the doe, named Sandy because of her color, started heading for the
woods but kept looking back at Emily. Then she'd walk a little farther and
look back again. Emily got the idea the doe wanted her to follow her into
So Emily went and got her father to go with her because she had always been
told not to go into the woods alone. So they found the doe standing over the
fawn Emily had named Angel. Her father discovered that the fawns leg was
Now, normally you would never touch a baby deer because the doe may ignore
the baby if it had the scent of her father on it. But, he thought, that
under the circumstances it would be alright. They took the fawn back to the
house where the fixed the fawns leg. They gave the fawn and doe something to
eat. They fixed a place on the back porch for Angel to stay while she was
getting well. Her mother stayed close by, as did the Buck (at a distance).
Then one day, the fawn stood up and began to walk around the yard. Emily
stayed on the porch and watched. The doe came up to Angel and nuzzled her
with her nose. Then, they started off into the woods together. They came
back to Emily's house everyday. They stood by the porch looking at Emily.
Emily thought it looked to her like they were smiling at her as if to say
thank you for helping us.
This taught Emily to always be kind to animals, wild or tame.
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