This is the story of Poonachi, the little black goat whose fragility and fecundity become cause for wonderment to the humans around her. Her story begins when a mysterious stranger turns up with the gift of a day-old goat kid
From the eagle that swoops down on her to the wildcat that attempts to snatch her away within days of her arrival, the old man and his wife struggle to keep their tiny miracle alive. Before they know it, Poonachi has become the centre of their meagre world and the old woman and she are inseparable. Life is not easy for any of them.