A Tale of the Rooster that Laid Eggs

Once upon a time in a small village in the mountain city of Baguio, there lived a middle-aged couple on the second floor of a house by the pine woods. The husband was an American and the wife was a Filipina. On the ground floor of the same house lived a single Swedish man.

One day, the relatives of the Filipina from the province came up to Baguio for a short vacation, bringing with them a rooster as a gift to the couple. The rooster was let loose in the yard, giving it liberty to roam about.

A few days after, the couple found an egg in one corner of the yard, and wondered where it came from.

“Maybe our rooster is not a rooster but a hen,” they speculated.

Anyway, they were happy that they had an egg. The following day, they found another egg in the same spot.

“Now, we have a daily supply of egg,” they declared happily.

On the third day, they went to the same spot to look for an egg. But there was no egg. Instead, they found a laminated little signboard mounted on a stick, with these words,

“Sorry, I cannot give you eggs anymore because I forgot that I’m a rooster, not a hen.”

The couple just stared at each other, dumbfounded, while the Swedish man chuckled alone in his unit.

To this day, the couple never told that event to anybody. It appears like it’s an unsolved mystery that remained a secret between the two of them.

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