A pleasing study welds together some interesting links that marked the history of the Pilgrim Geese and their descendants. Watchful, loyal and intelligent animals, geese have gained an international distinction. A sampling of their part in Americans, told through experiences in various generations of the Greene family of Lost Valley, in northeast Connecticut, has its charm. In 1690, a grandmother tells how the geese accompanied her on the Mayflower. In 1775 Jonathan Greene's geese are killed by British soldiers but they leave an inspiration to rebuild a war torn country. A century later a Lost Valley goose stays with another Greene descendant after a bad fight with a bobcat and lastly, at a present day poultry show in Boston, a pair of Pilgrim Geese inspire a new set of Greenes to raise them in the country. Quietly interesting.