Once a little hen and a little cock were eating nuts. But a nut got stuck in the hen’s throat.
The cock rushed to fetch water for her from a well nearby. But the well told him to bring him some red silk from a bride before he could take out any water. The cock went to the bride, who told him to bring her a wreath.
The cock finally brought water for the hen. But it was too late. The hen was already dead.
A carriage pulled by six mice was built to carry the hen to the grave. On the way, they had to cross a stream. When they reached the stream, a straw, a coal and a stone tried to help them to cross but they all slipped and drowned in the stream. The cock managed to reach the other side and buried the hen. But he was heartbroken without his friend and soon died.