The disturbing tale of the chickens and their farmer

On a farm, there was a flock of chickens. One chicken started talking
with another, remarking "How good our farmer has been to us. I think he
is an awfully nice man, because he comes every morning to feed us." The
other chicken nodded in agreement, adding "and he has been feeding each
and everyone of us here every day like clockwork, every day without
fail since we were all just little baby chicks." Indeed, when queried,
most of the other chickens clucked in agreement about how benevolent
their farmer was.

But there was one chicken, intelligent but
eccentric, who countered saying "How do you know he is all that good? I
remember, not too long ago, that there were some older chickens who
were taken away, and I haven’t seen them since. What ever happened to

Some of the chickens may have slept a little uneasy that night, but in
the morning the farmer came as usual, this time scattering even more
corn around. The chickens ate this with gusto, and this dispelled any
remaining doubts about the benevolence of the farmer. "You see, there
is nothing to worry about. Our farmer had a little extra food, so he
gave it to us because he likes us! He is a good man," remarked one
chicken to the others, and they all nodded in agreement, all of them,
that is, except one.

The intelligent but eccentric chicken became even more agitated. "He is
just fattening us up! We are going to be slaughtered in a weeks time!"
he squawked in alarm. But nobody listened. All the other chickens just
thought he was a troublemaker.

A week later, all the chickens were placed into cages, loaded onto a truck, and driven to the slaughterhouse.

The End

Moral of the story: You cannot always induce the truth from past experience!


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