Rudyard Kipling's short story, The Brushwood Boy, would fit well, I think. I don't even want to spoil it by describing any part of it. There are "e-text" versions of it all over. Out of copyright in the US, though I don't see it in PG unless it's in one of the omnibus files.
Q. Do you like Kipling?
A. I don't know - I've never kippled.
Last edited by Taylor514ce; 03-27-2008 at 12:14 AM.
Reason: Added unutterable silliness.