The Ostrich And The Hen

An Ostrich and a Hen chanced to occupy adjacent apartments, and the

former complained loudly that her rest was disturbed by the cackling of

her humble neighbour. "Why is it," she finally asked the Hen, "that you

make such an intolerable noise?" The Hen replied, "Because I have laid

an egg." "Oh no," said the Ostrich, with a superior smile, "it is

because you are a Hen and don't know any better."

Moral: The moral of the foregoing is not very clear, but it contains

some reference to the Agitation for Female Suffrage.