Wednesday, May 28, 2008


"Chevre perdue!" said the signs around the halls. "Disparu! Egare!" The photos on doors and lockers showed a white goat described as "petite, charmante et coquine" (small, charming and mischievous). The lost Blanquette, the students wrote, has "les yeux bleu, le pelage blanc et un barbiche de sous-officier" (blue eyes, a white coat and a goatee). Students in Mr. Cochrane's French 3-Honors class said that Blanquette hasn't been since a trip to the mountains, and urged anyone who finds him to call M. Seguin at 800.GO-GOATS. The class was showing what they had learned from reading the short story "La Chevre de M. Seguin" by Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897). Mr Cochrane himself is raising six goats in Corinth, VT.