Communal goat herding

Families skilled at shepherding often care for their neighbors’ sheep as part of a communal herd. Prices for caring for one head of sheep (or cow, or horse) are set by each village at the start of the herding season. In this case, one herder refused to give back his neighbor’s sheep at the end of the season. Once proceedings were initiated against him in the Court of Elders, he paid for the lost animal.

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