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THE COCK AND THE HEN

[In this tale the notes of the Cock and Hen must be imitated.]

[105] Hen—"You promise me shoes year after year, year after year, and yet I get no shoes!"

Cock—"You shall have them, never fear! Henny penny!"

Hen—"I lay egg after egg, egg after egg, and yet I go about barefoot!"

Cock—Well, take your eggs, and be off to the tryst, and buy yourself shoes, and donít go any longer barefoot!"


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