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JIM: Fractious fowl of Big Elm very unlike peaceful Big Chicken
Just 90 short years ago, the Big Elm community was beset by bird which wanted to fight all the time. But, back in those days, we hear tales of grown men dressing up in their Sunday best, looking up a worthy opponent, and, after a polite knock, announce that he had come asking to fight the host. Times have changed. -CM
Obviously, the peaceful gallus domesticus giganticus seen around the Square here of late is no relation to the winged critter reported by the Big Elm correspondent in the spring of 1921:
Mr. Milton Hughes caught a fowl of some sort last Sunday, in his field, about the size of a small hen. It was of a dark blue color, beak like a hen, feet like a duck, legs like a crane and eyes as red as a terrapin,and wants to fight all the time. The oldest inhabitants never saw anything like it.
Researched and edited by Jim, who is well versed in these matters. -CM
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