The Story of Pepi the Rooster
My great-grandfather died before I was born, but my mother always told me the story of the rooster that he owned when she was a child. (And yes, for those of you who are wondering, Pepita is his namesake).
Transcript for the Visually Impaired
WHY YOU NO CROW?
Panel 1: The sun is rising. There are four houses. The first three all have smoke rising from the chimneys.
The sounds of roosters crowing come from the first three houses. From the first house, though, comes the sound of snoring. And a shout.
Panel 2: Josephine, looking angry.
Panel 3: Alberico is sound asleep and snoring.
Josephine's shout travels to the next panel...
Panel 4: Alberico is startled awake.
Alberico: What? What! I'm up!
Panel 5: Alberico is out of bed, with a cup of coffee in his hand. Josephine has her hand on his shoulder.
Josephine: Alberico, why you buy that stupid rooster? He never crow!
Panel 6: Pepi, the rooster.
Panel 7: Alberico, looking offended as he drinks his coffee.
Alberico: My Pepi? My Pepi is good rooster! He just no morning person!
Panel 8: Josephine looks distressed.
Josephine: He is rooster! What is point of rooster who is no morning person?
Panel 9: Pepi again.
Panel 10: Josephine looks angry. Her hands are on her hips.
Josephine: You make him crow! Or he goes in the soup pot tonight!
Panel 11: Alberico pets Pepi, coffee still in hand.
Alberico: Pepi! Pepi, you hear Mamma? If you no crow, she boil you to death!
Panel 12: Pepi puts his beak in Alberico's coffee cup.
Alberico: This is very serious! How I make you crow?
Panel 13: Close up of Pepi drinking Alberico's coffee.
Alberico, from offscreen: Ah! You want some coffee!
Panel 14: Alberico has set the coffee down in front of the rooster, who is drinking it.
Alberico: I give you coffee! Now you crow?
Panel 15: Pepi
Panel 16: Alberico, looking distressed.
Alberico: No? What, you want some milk for your coffee?
Panel 17: Pepi is still drinking the coffee.
Alberico: I put some milk in your coffee! Now you crow?
Panel 18: Pepi, very close up
Panel 19: Alberico, looking inspired!
Alberico: No? What, you wa-- Aha! You want some brandy in your coffee!
Panel 20: Pepi is crowing loudly, as Alberico looks on happily.
Pepi: ROO ROO ROO!!!
Alberico: Yes! Pepi loves his brandy!
This entry was written for therealljidol Week 6: Sunrise
Also: A note to Idolers and friends who may not have seen it: I would like your addresses to send out holiday cards and do a comic project by mail.