~ 80. The Cat and the Chickens ~



The cat heard that the chickens were feeling poorly.
"They need a doctor!" the cat said to herself.
So, the cat got dressed up, equipped herself with a doctor's bag filled with medical instruments of various kinds, and went to visit the chickens.
"Greetings, my good chickens!" she said.
"What do you want, cat?" squawked one of the chickens.
"I heard that you were not feeling well," replied the cat. "So I've come here to help."
"Oh, the best help you can offer is to go far away!" said the chicken. "The farther away you go, the better we feel."

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 395 in the book, which is Perry 7.



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