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Thursday, April 28, 2016

X-ing a STORY? Cock and Hen

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A to B Blog Challenge
COCK and HEN

 X-ING the act of crossing out something not liked, not good, not understood, not useful, or just -->  X


Some stories just don't fit the storyteller- and the Cock and the Hen is one for me.

 
A cock and the hen go to nut mountain with the agreement
each will divide the nut with the other.
Hen eats hers, and the big kernel sticks in her throat.
She asks the cock to get water.
The brook says it needs red silk before he will give the cock the water.
Cock gets the red silk after he fetches the bride’s garland from the tree.
By the time he takes the water to the hen she has died.
The cock grieves.

Six mice build a cart and pull the hen.
A fox talks to the cock and asks to follow.
Wolf, bear, stag, lion and all the beasts followed from the woods.
They come to a brook.
A straw lays itself across the stream but slips and the mice tumble and drown.
Coal lays across the stream but hisses and dies.
Stone touch by pity lays across the stream. Cock drew the dead hen across.
When drawing the others across, the cart turns over and all drown.
Cock builds a mound for the hen.
Then he lamented so sore that at last he dies.
And so they are all dead together.

Do you have any ideal what this story means or is talking about, or just guess, leave your comments below. Check my musing on wattpad for my take on the story.

2 comments:

  1. Whoever cooked this one up was having a really bad day. Pretty much the most depressing fable I've ever heard. Maybe because this one didn't get sanitized and gussied up for public consumption like so many of them do.

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  2. Yes, I still don't understand, unless without hen, nothing gets done!

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