I heard a story about a boy who was always getting into trouble. One day he and a few of his friends were bored and decided to go to the local dump to shoot up old cars. One of the boys managed to hit a gas tank and gas began pouring out. A chicken who was scavenging the dump for food and got soaked with the gas. Suddenly a spark from one of the boys shot caught the chicken on fire and it started running for the woods. In the dash for a nearby creek, the fiery chicken spread the flames through the woods as he went. The fire spread to a nearby farm destroying Mr. Wiggins barn. The poor chicken finally made it to the creek and jumped in. It actually lived through the experience but the boys got caught and as part of their penance, they had to pay for rebuilding the barn.

by Donna Carver

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