An old rooster sees a young one strutting around and he gets a little worried. So, they’re trying to replace me, thinks the old rooster. I’ve got to do something about this. He walks up to the new bird and says, “So, you’re the new guy in town. I bet you really think you’re hot stuff don’t you? I’m not exactly ready for the chopping block yet. I bet I’m still the better bird. And to prove it, I challenge you to a race around that hen house over there. We’ll run around it ten times and whoever finish’s first gets to have all the hens for himself.”

Well, the young rooster was a proud sort, and he definitely thought he was more than a match for the old guy. You’re on,” said the young rooster. “And since I know I’m so great, I’ll even give you a head start of half a lap.”

“I’ll still win easily,” said the young cocky rooster.

So, the two roosters go over to the hen house to start the race and all the hens gather around to watch. The race begins and all the hens start cheering the roosters on.

After the first lap, the old rooster is still maintaining his lead. After the second lap, the old guys lead has slipped a little but he’s still hanging in there. Unfortunately the old roosters lead continued to slip each time around, and by the fifth lap he just barely led the young rooster. By then, the farmer has heard all the commotion. He ran into the house, got his shotgun, and ran out to the barn yard, figuring a fox or something was after his chickens. When he got there, he saw the two roosters running around the hen house, with the old rooster still slightly in the lead. He immediately took his shotgun, aimed, fired, and blew the young rooster away. He walked away slowly, saying to himself………

“That’s the third gay rooster I’ve bought this month.”

Vocabulary Help

  • rooster – galo
  • strut – andar orgulhosamente
  • worry – preocupação
  • new guy – cara novo
  • town – cidade
  • bet – apostar
  • chopping block – matadouro
  • challenge – desafio
  • race – corrida
  • hen house – galinheiro
  • proud sort – tipo orgulhoso
  • head start – vantagem
  • half a lap – meia volta
  • maintain – manter
  • shotgun – espingarda
  • barn yard – pátio do celeiro
  • figure – imaginar
  • fox – raposa

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