Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
It’s a Thing Called Contentment
There is a beautiful chicken!
“Cluck, cluck, cluck,” says Bill!
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” says Maria! Like a rooster!
Crissie likes the bow in the little girl’s hair. She used to wear a bow like that in her hair every day. We think the girl is about 10 or 11 years old.
Bill says he likes the sound of birds. “Chooka, chooka, chooka.”
The girl’s name is Nelly. The little girl is quite happy there. Roberta thinks Nelly is very nice and she doesn’t need to be in all that stuff. It’s a shed and Nelly is dressed too nicely to be sitting in front of a shed!
Bill thinks the girl looks contented. The girl may grow up to be a doctor like Maria’s granddaughter, Alexandra—“Alexandra the Great”! Nelly is a smart girl.
Nelly may be looking for the chook. She is happy to see the chook. She is watching the chook and she has a happy face.
Pam points out that children like to chase chickens. Her grandchildren certainly do!
It’s taking place on a farm. George used to keep chickens, for the eggs.
Bill points out that although the girl and the chickens are not the same, they are both happy. Nelly is there to collect the eggs. Tony notices that Nelly has already collected some eggs in her dress.
Nelly will take the eggs inside to her mum and her mum will make a cake—a Madeira cake. We think Nelly may have brothers and sisters. The whole family will share the cake for lunch.
Nelly is happy to collect the eggs and bring them inside. Bill says that another form of contentment is to eat the chicken for dinner, as well!
This story was created by Maria B., John, Lawrie, Tony, George, Bill, Roberta, Ellen, Gladys, Elsie, Pam, Yianni (John) and Peggy at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 14 March 2016.