Now I Know Where Chickpeas Come From
A month later he returned to the dealer for another hundred chickens because all of the first lot had died.
Another month went by and the young lawyer returned again for another hundred chickens because the second lot had also died.
The chicken salesman was very alarmed at the new farmer's string of bad luck; besides if word got around town, others might think the quality of his chickens was poor and that would be disastrous for business. So he asked the part-time farmer, "So do you think you are having a string of bad luck or just what seems to be your problem"?
"I think I now have a sense of where I'm going wrong", said the young lawyer and now nearly a full-time farmer. "I think I might be planting my chickens just a little bit too deep".