About Ole Zeb's Rooster
Zebediah was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred
young layers, called pullets, and eight or ten roosters, whose job was to
fertilize the eggs.
Zeb kept records, and any rooster that didn't perform well went into the soup
pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of Zeb's time; so, Zeb got a
set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.
Each bell had a different tone so that Zeb could tell, from a distance, which
rooster was performing (ding-ding, ting-a-ling, tinkle-tinkle etc.)
Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an
efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.
Zeb's favorite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen 'e was,
too. But on this particular morning, Zeb noticed that Brewster's bell had not
rung at all!!
Zeb went to investigate.
The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing!
The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.
BUT, to Zeb's amazement, Brewster had his bell in his beak, soes it couldn't
He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the
Zeb was so proud of Brewster that he entered him in the county fair.
Brewster was an overnight sensation!
The judges not only awarded Brewster the
NO BELL PIECE PRIZE but Brewster also won the