Later in the day, he chanced upon another stray chicken
near the stables.
Meantime the master looked to see what the table was properly laid, and took the great knife, wherewith he was going to carve the chickens
, and sharpened it on the steps.
It was the owner of the field, who was coming on tiptoes to see if, by chance, he had caught the Weasels which had been eating his chickens
Then they had to go into the back rooms occupied by Billina's nine Dorothys and two Daniels, who were all plump yellow chickens
and greeted the visitors very politely.
crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
Had Steward commanded him to forego the chicken
bone after it was in the corner, he would have served him by foregoing.
"Sartin, sartin, Mas'r George; you go 'long, and I'll get ye up a bit o' chicken
, or some sich; ye won't have many more suppers wid yer poor old aunty."
"They were named after you, my dear," continued the Yellow Hen, "so I wanted all my chickens
to wear your picture.
"Why, I thought it was CHICKEN
you wanted when folks brought you jelly," she said.
She kept tight hold of the stout slats and as soon as she could get the water out of her eyes she saw that the wind had ripped the cover from the coop, and the poor chickens
were fluttering away in every direction, being blown by the wind until they looked like feather dusters without handles.
We are roasting young chickens
to-day!' remarked the Princess.
Indeed, half a dozen chickens
and a fine cock were walking about, flapping their wings and chattering.