henOnce their lived a hen, Henny Penny. She would stay on a big farm and there she used to get enough to eat. One day, Henny Penny was scratching in the farmyard looking for something good to eat when, all of a suddenly, something hit her on the head. “My goodness me!” she thought to herself, “The sky must be falling down. I must go and tell the king.”

She had not gone far when she met her friend Cocky Locky, a cock.

“Where are you going in such a hurry?” he asked Henny Penny.

“I am going to tell the king that the sky is falling down,” said Henny Penny.

“I will come with you,” said Cocky Locky.

So, Henny Penny and Cocky Locky hurried all along to see the King at his palace. On the way they saw Ducky Lucky swimming on the pond.

“Where are you going?” asked the Ducky Lucky.

“We are going to tell the king the sky is falling down,” replied Henny Penny, “We must be quick, as there is no time to lose.”

“I will come with you,” said Ducky Lucky, shaking the water off his feathers. So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky and Ducky Lucky hurried on all along towards the king’s palace.

On the way they met Goosey Loosey, who called out, “Where are you all going in such a hurry?”

“We are on our way to tell the king the sky is falling down,” said Henny Penny.

“I will come with you,” said Goosey Loosey.

So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky and Goosey Loosey hurried all along towards the king’s palace.

Around the next corner they met Turkey Lurkey.

“Where are you all going on this great day?” asked Turkey Lurkey.

“It won’t be a great day very soon,” replied Henny Penny, “The sky is falling down, and we are hurrying to tell the king.”

“I will come with you,” said Turkey Lurkey.

So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey all went on towards the king’s palace. Now on their way they met Foxy Loxy who asked, “Where are you going in such a hurry?”

“We are going to the king’s palace to tell him the sky is falling down,” replied Henny Penny

“That is a very important message,” said Foxy Loxy, “I will come with you. In fact if you follow me I can show you a short cut to the king’s palace, so you will get there sooner.”

So Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey all followed Foxy Loxy. He led them to the wood, and up to a dark hole, which was the door to his home. Inside his wife and five hungry children were waiting for him to bring home some dinner.

As Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey one by one followed Foxy Loxy into his home, they were cut, fried and served on the dinner table for the hungry fox family.

Henny Penny was the last to enter the Fox’s hole and she heard Cocky Locky crowing in alarm in front of her. Squawking with fright and scattering feathers, she turned and ran as fast as she could for the safety of her own farmyard. There she stayed and she never did tell the king that the sky was falling down.

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