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During his sleep last night, the lone hen protector had a terrible dream.  Cogburn ruffled in his dream, but couldn’t awaken enough to figure out what was going on.  In his dream, one at a time, his ladies were disappearing, until there were only three.  But he knew he had nine, what on earth was going on.  When he awoke this morning, he was startled to see that it wasn’t a dream at all, his coop only contained three of his ladies and a new wooden structure that obstructed part of his kingdom’s perches.  He crowed mightily, hoping that the aliens that had abducted his ladies would return them.

Once the tall lady came out to let him out of his coop and give him food and water, he was even more distraught as the aliens had returned his ladies, but alas, he couldn’t get to them.  How was he going to protect them from the shadows in the sky?

Then to make matters worse for him, that tall lady crawled into the coop with strange and noisy objects in her hands that didn’t look like food to him and she made lots of noise and commotion in his castle.  When she was done, ten small noisy creatures invaded his castle, but he couldn’t get to them.  What had happened?  Some nearly invisible force field prevented him from surveying his domain and chasing those interlopers away.  His beautiful queenly lady that lays the green eggs entered to survey the situation as well, she has always been a curious sort and as the tall lady had piled deep new hay under her perch, she made a nest, but the tall lady kept fussing at her and finally stirred up the nest she had carefully arranged.  When the tall lady stirred up the nest, she was in the coop and this upset her king.

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Since his kingdom seemed to be totally disrupted and this tall lady seemed to have something to do with it, he decided it was his noble duty to attack her, but when he rose to strike, she raised this long hard object and pushed him firmly away.  Being rebuffed and defeated, he decided the only thing he could do was crow at her until she left.

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It bothers him greatly that his other ladies seem to be doing fine without him in the other castle, they are even giving the tall lady their daily gems in the new and foreign nests she built for them.  What’s a king to do?

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