Many years ago, there was a poor widow, who lived with her two daughters. She had a cook called Chantecleer, who lived in her farmyard with seven hens. His favourite wife was Lady Pertelot. All morning the two birds sang a love–song together. One day Chantecleer had a nightmare where a fox wanted to eat him. The cock was afraid because he thought that the dream might come true. But Pertelot said that dreams couldn’t come true. Then, Chantecleer forgot the dream and flew down in to the yard with Pertelot to sing the love-song, when suddenly a fox appeared. The fox with deceit caught the cock by the neck and ran off towards the forest. Chantecleer was afraid but with a great idea deceived the fox and he was saved. That story teaches us that dreams might come true.