The poet Jean Richepin wrote a short text about the event in his book ‘’Le Pavé’’. About the goatherd, he says :
He is in mountain jacket. The shepherd staff in hand, the wicker basket on the back, he is wearing a beret. No chic beret that mark the young. It's a natural beret, camped by hand, by a peasant, without ulterior motive of niceties, and all the same, a beautiful look.