Three Blind Mice vs. Farmer's Wife
The Following Friday
Judge Taylor began reciting the arraignment: "The three blind mice's indictment is that you, Ms. Wife, are accused of aggravated battery, a felony. The penalty is 8 years in jail. If you plea guilty, you will only receive 4 years in jail. Ms. Wife, what do you have to say?
"Call the farmer to the stand!"
The farmer walked up and swore his oath: "I will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
The farmer continued his speech: "I was getting a bucket of water from the well when I saw the three mice attack my wife. I was ab-"
"You liar!" Screamed the chicken in the back. "You were collecting eggs in the hen house, no where near the stables where Ms. Wife was!"
The judge glared upon the farmer. "Well?"
"Perjury is not allowed in the courthouse. Farmer, return to your seat at once!"