Mick lived in the country, and he had quite a big garden. He grew vegetables, and he had some nice, fat chickens too. He sold the eggs and the meat, and got quite a lot of money for them.
His neighbour had a big garden too, and he also had vegetables and nice, fat chickens in it. There was a wire fence between the gardens, but it was very old, and chickens often found holes in it and went through.
Now Mick wanted a new fence between his garden and his neighbour’s, so Mr Biggs came to build it. Mick said to him,“Please make the fence out of strong wood. And I want a hole in it. Make it big enough for my chickens to get into my neighbour’s garden and eat his vegetables, but too small for his to get into mine and eat mine.”