Cock-a-doodle—do not be loud!

Maurice is a rooster. He crows early. He crows late.

People next door said, “We moved here for quiet!” 

They complained to a judge. 

The judge said that Maurice can stay. Crowing is his job.


READ MORE: Noisy church bells, smelly cows, loud cicadas. People moving from the city are not used to the country. But many French people want to protect the sights, smells, and sounds of where they live. They wanted to protect Maurice. “The countryside is alive and makes noise—and so do roosters!” said a sign. God has made the world full of amazing noisy creatures. Psalm 96:12 says,“Let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”