Julean Peet, my friend’s son was a lonely and unhappy child, with no siblings or friends. One day he was investigating the backyard of his home and discovered a hole in the fence surrounding the yard. Suddenly a small hand reached out towrd him from the other side of the fence. Then just as suddenly the hand was gone. On the ground was a small toy sheep.
Julean ran inside the house and brought back the best thing he had—a pinecone. He set it down in the same spot and ran off with the sheep. That toy lamb became his most cherished possession.