3992. That Rooster should have recognized a superior argument when he heard it, and in fact he did recognize it, but even though he was a rooster, and had a bird’s superior intellect, still he was proud and would not give in. He watched the wolf walk off into the distance. The wolf looked back once, he looked back twice. He stopped again a third time, but the third time he did not look back.
3994. That evening the Fowler returned to his wagon and drew back the flap and looked around inside. It was six o’clock in the evening. At six o’clock the Fowler was in the habit of preparing his dinner. He was thinking about a pigeon, but on the other hand, perhaps three sparrows would do. He looked around and saw that Otis was not there.