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 Posted: Mon Sep 29th, 2008 10:35 pm
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Carpetbeggar is a chicken farmer; his farm is dedicated to the fertilized egg business.  In his farm yard, CB  had 450 young hens to lay the eggs.  Incidentally, at this stage the female hens are called 'pullets'.  Now to fertilise the eggs, which the pullets laid, CB had 12 male birds called roosters.

CB kept careful records, and any rooster that didn't perform went straight into the cooking pot and a replacement introduced.  CB found this task time consuming, along with posting at S & W,  so he bought a dozen tiny bells and attached one to each of his roosters.  Cunningly, each bell had a different ring tone so he could tell  from the comfort of his porch, which rooster was performing.

So now CB could sit on his rocking chair and tick the boxes on his efficiency report simply by listening to the bells. The farmer's favourite rooster was Terry Taylor, a very fine specimen he was, too. But on this particular morning CB noticed TT's bell hadn't rung at all!  CB went to investigate.

The other roosters were chasing pullets, their bells-a-ringing.  The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.  But to CB's amazement, TT 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.

CB was so proud of TT, he entered him in the  county fair and TT became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result... The judges not only awarded Terry Taylor the No Bell Piece Prize, but also they awarded him the Pulletsurprise!