Murphy was getting more than a little peeved with the frequent visits they were getting from his wife’s two nephews, who were both Jesuit priests.
She was in the habit of wining and dining them royally and on one occasion she forced Murphy to kill the two finest chickens in their hen coup for the Jesuits’ lunch.
After lunch, the two men of the cloth accompanied Murphy on a tour of the farmyard.
When they came to the hen coup, they remarked on the fine rooster that they saw there, preening himself.
“That’s a very proud looking bird”, one of the Jesuit priests remarked.
Murphy replied very sarcastically, “Is it any wonder and he with two fine sons in the Jesuits?”
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