Once upon a time there was a donkey named Duke and a tiny cow named Milkyway. Milkyway was afraid of everything so he always stayed right beside Duke. He was afraid of the wind, rain and most of all, that the butcher was watching him. “What will I do if the butcher comes to get me?” asked Milkyway.
Duke would laugh at him and tell him that there is no butcher watching him. One day when Milkyway was taking a nap, the pigs decided to play a joke on Milkyway. They began to shout, “Watch out Milkyway, the butcher is coming!” Milkyway began to run and when Duke saw this, he began to run.
The ten chickens yelled out, “Why are you running?” “The butcher is coming!” shouted Milkyway. So the ten chickens began to run with them. Then the four rabbits asked, “Why are you running?” Again Milkyway shouted, “The butcher is coming!” So, the rabbits began to run with them. Milkyway, Duke, ten chickens and four rabbits ran and ran until they reached another farm.
A large brown horse asked, “Why are you running?” Milkyway replied, “The butcher is coming!” “Did you see the butcher with your own two eyes?” asked the large brown horse. “No, but the pigs told me the butcher was coming,” said Milkyway. “I will go back to your farm and see if the butcher is coming,” said the large brown horse.
Milkyway, Duke, ten chickens and four rabbits stayed at the horse’s farm while he went back to their farm to check on the butcher. As the large brown horse arrived he noticed a group of pigs laughing. “What is so funny?” asked the large brown horse. “We told the scared cow, Milkyway, that the butcher was coming and he ran away,” said the group of pigs. The large brown horse went back to tell the others that there was no need to run because the pigs played a mean joke on Milkyway. Milkyway, Duke, ten chickens and four rabbits returned to their home.
The next day, the pigs yelled, “The butcher is coming!” So Milkyway began to run. Then Duke began to run. When they turned they saw the ten chickens and four rabbits running behind them. Again they stopped at the next farm and told the large brown horse that the butcher is coming. The large brown horse went back to their farm to see the pigs. The pigs were laughing again, so he knew they played another joke on Milkyway.
This time the large brown horse went to get his owner. As his owner jumped on his back, the large brown horse rode towards the pigs. “Just what I’ve been needing!” said the butcher. So the large brown horse dropped o his owner, the butcher, as his shop and ran back to get the others. He told them that the butcher was nowhere around and it was safe for them to go back to their farm. “However, the pigs have left, so you are safe from their mean jokes,” said the large brown horse. Milkyway, Duke, ten chickens and four rabbits returned to their farm and Milkyway finally felt safe.
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