Faith sprang down from the pine.
“It’s Adam—we have no other rooster—she has killed Adam.”
“Now, don’t fly off the handle. Martha said the butcher at the Glen had no meat this week and she had to have something and the hens were all laying and too poor.”
“If she has killed Adam—” Faith began to run up the hill.
Mary shrugged her shoulders.
“She’ll go crazy now. She was so fond of that Adam. He ought to have been in the pot long ago—he’ll be as tough as sole leather. But I wouldn’t like to be in Martha’s shoes. Faith’s just white with rage; Una, you’d better go after her and try to peacify her.”