Popular Tales from the Norse/The Cock and Hen
THE COCK AND HEN.
[In this tale the notes of the Cock and Hen must be imitated.]
Hen—"You promise me shoes year after year, year after year, and yet I get no shoes!"
Cock—"You shall have them, never fear! Henny penny!"
Hen—"I lay egg after egg, egg after egg, and yet I go about barefoot!"
Cock—"Well, take your eggs, and be off to the tryst, and buy yourself shoes, and don't go any longer barefoot!"