The Chanc 

  Children's Stories    

   The Chance    

Half a Chance       under construction Illustrations by  Sudipta Steve Dasgupta 

"It is a Chicken" Pronounced Basil the Bloodhound.

"How can you tell/ Asked spot.

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"Evidence" replied Basil/

Look at the claw prints left in the ground. It is clearly a Chicken.

"It looks to me like it has Webbed feet"   said Spot.

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"No! No! No! " Insisted Basil. The webbed footprint efect is Totally due to the waterlogged sand.  These things can be quite deceptive, to the untied eye. Note the way the footprints have evidently hopped over the small stream.  If it were a duck it would have simply have splashed right through without fear.  The creature we are tracking has clearly chosen to avid the water.

O.K. said Spot,  and added it has got big feet.

"Big Chicken" confirmed Basil.

2  dogs missing bum

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"Smell the toeprint,my good friend. Definitely a Chicken! added Basil.

"I do not think I can smell the difference between a Chicken and a Duck"  said Spot.

"Experience". replied basil. "You my good friend, are still a Puppy. You have a lot to learn about tracking. Chickens have a vert distinct 'Hen'Odour."

Different from Ducks? asked Spot

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