Samson, the dog, heard a ruckus in the hen house one evening as the summer sun rested on the horizon. He burst in to find a racoon beating up on a hen. Her head was bloody and messed up. Samson, the faithful, white German Shepherd, got the ’coon. He certainly will not be a bother there again.
The hen proceeded to run outside and never dared return to the hen house. She recovered from her wounds, but the fear of the chicken coop would not heal. Regardless of the possible dangers of the night, she risked spending them anywhere but in that little shed.
Farmer watched her progress since that terrible incident that summer. She did not bother him and he did not bother her. Each went about their own business.
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