Chrissie walked around the
outside of the chicken coop, pecking the seed that Farmer Jock had thrown
out for her and the other chickens. She enjoyed farm life. She had all the
seeds she wanted, companionship of the other chickens in the coop and
safety from wild animals. All that was asked of her was that she laid one
egg each day, which she did without any problems. Some days she laid two
One warm summerís morning
as she was pecking in the dirt, she spotted a worm inching its way through
the dirt. "Worms are yummy," she clucked. She walked up to it slowly. Just
as she was about to peck at it, the worm went into a hole in the ground.
She pecked at the hole angrily, feeling mad that it had gotten away. After
a while she gave up and went back to pecking the seed. She kept her eyes
open though, in case it came out of the hole again.
There went its head. It
stuck up out of the hole just a wee bit. It seemed to be laughing at her.
Chrissie let out a loud CLUCK and ran over towards the worm. It was too
fast though and darted back into the hole just as she got to it. "CLUCK!
CLUCK! CLUCK!" went Chrissie. She stood near the hole for a few minutes
and seeing the worm wasnít going to come out, she went back to pecking
A few minutes later the
worm stuck its head out of the hole again. This time it was out a little
further than the time before. Chrissie tried to ignore it and continued
eating her seed, but started to get angry, as the worm seemed to be
laughing at her. Suddenly, as fast as she could, she ran over to the hole.
Just as she reached it, the worm slid back inside. "CLUCK! CLUCK! CLUCK!"
She was angry. This time she didnít go back over to the seed. She went and
hid behind the horseís water barrel. She stood silently, waiting for the
worm to come out.
The worm stuck its head out
and looked towards the chicken coop. It was puzzled. Chrissie giggled
silently with her hand over her beak. The worm came out even further and
began to slowly inch its way towards the seed. Chrissie knew it was time.
She ran out from behind the barrel, let out an extra loud CLUCK, and
reached the worm, grabbed it in her beak and gobbled it down. "CLUCK!
CLUCK! CLUCK!" she went, but this time it was joyfully. She fooled the
worm and now she was full. Chrissie went back over to the seed, but
couldnít eat another bite. She went into the coop, sat in her nest and
laid her egg.