This gem should keep y'all groooaaannning until the middle of next week!!!! Enjoy!!!
Zebediah was in the fertilized egg business.
He had several hundred young layers, called pullets, and eight or ten roosters, whose jobs were to fertilize the eggs.
Zeb kept records, and any rooster or pullet that didn't perform well went into the pot, and was replaced. That took an awful lot of time, so Zeb got a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
Zeb's favourite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen he was too, only his bell had not rung all morning! Zeb went to investigate.
Several roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing! BUT, Brewster had his bell in his beak so it couldn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. Zeb was so proud of Brewster that he entered him in the county fair.
Brewster was an overnight sensation!!
The judges not only awarded him...
THE NO BELL PIECE PRIZE, but also...
THE PULLET SURPRISE!!!