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The Flying Chicken
Once, there was a chicken named Henry, but Henry was different from most chickens in the farm. Henry’s mom was a chickenthropologist and his dad was a chickenier. Henry’s dad was very stubborn and if he saw a speck of dust on your shirt you would be grounded for at least a week.
Henry’s mom is not well known and I can’t describe her but the one thing I know is that she agreed with everything Henry’s dad said.
Back then chickens saw the glass half empty; most chickens were ignorant, negative and stingy. But Henry was one of the few chickens that dared to be different from the rest. Henry’s largest goal was to prove that chickens can fly because back then chickens thought that they could not fly. Henry was very confident to achieve his goal. When Henry was young he spent hours observing barn owls. After a few months Henry thought he understood the basic principles of flight, so he built a glider. It flew well for half a second but then violently crashed into the ground. Henry broke his crown and was hurt badly, but Henry didn’t give up; instead he went over every part of the blue print and found that the plane produced too much drag so Henry added a sharp nose on the second glider. Everyone in the barn made fun of Henry, but Henry ignored them. Only one young rooster dared to assist Henry, that rooster was named John.
John was fascinated with flying; John was a lot poorer than Henry because John was an orphan. John often assisted Henry. Once a group of roosters came and picked on Henry; he ignored them but sensitive John began to cry.
Two days later they were ready to launch their second glider, as everyone expected, it crashed. Henry broke his leg as soon as Henry came home his parents violently insulted him, then Henry was grounded for five months.
One night Henry looked out the window and he saw John, and then Henry excitedly jumped into john’s egg cart. On their way to the launching area John told Henry that he had fixed the glider and that this time it would fly. A lot was at stake; if the glider failed they would spend their lives in chicken jail. As soon as they arrived Henry and John cautiously checked everything, then they readied the catapult, then hesitantly Henry pulled the switch and just as the orange sun rose into the sky John and Henry gracefully drifted away.
Article posted January 31, 2009 at 04:16 AM •
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