What happened to Muni’s 40 goats in the story “A Horse and Two Goats” by R K Narayan?
Muni’s goats were most probably sold to maintain his family and also carried off by jackals or cheetahs. Moreover there were thefts from over the next village.
years of drought, a great famine and an epidemic ruined Muni’s several cattle. At present he is left with two goats.
Jackals or cheetahs may sometimes carry them off. But sometimes it is just a theft from over in the next village.