Author(s): Paul Gallico
Did you run across that queer sort of legend about a wild goose? It was all up and down the beaches. You know how those things spring up. Some of the men I brought back were talking about it. It was supposed to have appeared at intervals the last days between Dunkirk and La Panne. If you saw it, you were eventually saved. That sort of thing.
Hmm, a wild goose. I saw a tame one. Dashed strange experience. Tragic in a way, too. And lucky for us. Tell you about it
The Snow Goose is a beautiful tale of a hunchbacked artist, a girl, a wounded bird and a courageous act at Dunkirk. Also included in this volume is The Small Miracle, a contemporary fable inspired by St Francis of Assisi. Both tales are endearing classics of the storytellers art.
Paul Gallico was born in New York City in 1897. He worked on The New York Daily News before moving to Salcombe in South Devon where he began to write novels. Gallico wrote over forty books including the famous story, The Poseidon Adventure. He died in 1976.
The Snow Goose first published 1941, The Small Miracle 1951.