4176. This was obvious from the beginning when the birds had addressed their request to Otis and had ignored the Rooster as if he didn’t even exist.
4177. All of this I am sure hurt the Rooster’s feelings, especially because he himself was a bird, and so he felt he should be accorded some respect, and not be treated as simply some kind of hanger-on, and just a sidekick to Otis because of his fame.
4178. But if it hurt the Rooster’s feelings he did not show it, even when he overheard comments about his inability to fly.