Near hen house.
ROOSTER: Today was awful night, again came our great enemy, the fox.
TURKEY: It was so scared.
CHICKEN: We need to do something.
ROOSTER: About that I want to talk. We need care of oneself. Owner is always busy. At night he sleeps. We are alone with the fox from forest.
LITTLE HEN: If we won’t sleep, such terrible things never happened.
ROOSTER: I thought about it. This night I will wait for fox. Next night will be next of us. We will take care of ourselves.
TURKEY: If only owner could do that for us.
ROOSTER: If he could, we won’t talk about it.
CHICKEN: I will wait for fox next night.
ROOSTER: Right. In morning will be all fine. I won’t miss a drop of dew or any other sound.
All birds look at Owl.
LITTLE HEN: Who are you?
TURKEY: Drop of dew, you won’t miss, rooster. Here is a bird. Bird which wasn’t at the evening here.
OWL: Your owner brought me from forest. He saved my life.
ROOSTER: Forest! Did you see a fox?
OWL: I did.
LITTLE HEN: Is it scary?
CHICKEN: Is it big?
OWL: I could fly and...
ROOSTER: We all could fly.
TURKEY: More or less.
ROOSTER: We don’t like new birds.
OWL: I could be helpful.
TURKEY: In what?
OWL: If you scared of fox, I could wait it, till you all wake up.
TURKEY: One was tonight, at morning we have an owl.
ROOSTER: I once closed eyes.
CHICKEN: We need to think.
Birds start to talk, noisy, Owl waits.
TURKEY: We can’t choose what to do. You’ll stay one night.
CHICKEN: Tonight I will wait for fox.
OWL: I will be useful.
Big fox’s head.
CHICKEN (whispers): The fox, the fox. What to do? The fox.
OWL: Don’t be scared, I’m near you.
Owl throws himself on fox’s head. Fox runs.
All birds are around Chicken.
ROOSTER: I’m proud of you.
TURKEY: Tonight we heard a fox and you was brave.
CHICKEN: I... I...
LITTLE HEN: I’m proud of you, too. Now we forget about scary fox.
CHICKEN: Listen to me. Listen to me.
ROOSTER: Yes, you want to tell this story on your own.
CHICKEN: I wish I could. It wasn’t me.
CHICKEN: Fox was at night, but I was so scared.
ROOSTER: Fox run away, we heard it.
CHICKEN: Yes. But I was scared and owl. Owl throw himself on fox. Because of it, fox run.
TURKEY: You did it.
All birds turns to Owl.
OWL: I had to.
LITTLE HEN: You are so brave.
OWL: I don’t know. I just.
ROOSTER: Don’t be shy. We understand your feelings. I will do the same on your place.
TURKEY: If won’t asleep.
ROOSTER: Owl, you are welcomed in our hen-house.
OWL: Thank you, when I became healthy, I will fly away.
ROOSTER: I won’t listen. If hen-house will have you and me, everything will be good.
TURKEY: We need someone who won’t sleep at night, true.
CHICKEN: Without you, I don’t know what could happen.
OWL: Now you don’t need to think about it.
Loud noise of bird’s greetings.
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