CATCH THE LITTLE FOXES
A farmer’s boy decided to get married. His father said to him, “John, when you get married, your liberty is gone.” The boy said he did not believe it. The father said, “I’ll prove it to you. Catch a dozen chickens, tie their legs together and put them in the wagon. Hitch up the two horses to the wagon and drive into town. Stop at every house you come to, and wherever you find the man is boss, give him a horse. Wherever you find the woman is boss, give her a chicken. You’ll give away all your chickens and come back with two horses.” The boy accepted the proposition and drove to town. He had stopped at every house and had given away ten chickens when he came to a nice little house and saw an old man and his wife standing out on the front lawn. He called to them and asked, “Who is boss here?” The man…
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