All of a sudden, the crate fell, the door came open and chickens went running off in different directions.
The young boy was mad at himself for dropping the crate, but he was determined to recapture all the chickens.
The boy fixed the crate, then walked all over the neighbourhood, searching for the chickens, scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate.
Hoping that he had found them all, the young boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst from his father.
“Dad, the chickens got loose”, the young boy confessed to his father, “but I managed to find all twelve of them”.
“Well, you did real good son”, Murphy said with a big smile on his face, “you left the market with seven chickens”.
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