“I am go­ing to hatch”

Fortean Times - - Letters -

I came across this story re­cently from the (Vir­ginia) Evening News of 31 July 1899: “A TALE FROM THE MYS­TE­RI­OUS EAST “The last won­der­ful tale be­ing told among the Burmese in Ran­goon is con­cern­ing a mon­ster egg. A few months ago near Sh­webo the vil­lagers heard a strange and mys­te­ri­ous voice in the jun­gle ut­ter­ing in Burmese the words, “I am go­ing to lay”, which were re­peated fre­quently sev­eral times a day for many days. Even­tu­ally the egg was laid, and its size is said to ex­ceed that of ten large paddy bas­kets. No­body will go near this egg, from which now come the words, “I am go­ing to hatch” also re­peated many times ev­ery day. [ Times of Burmah]”. “Oh, him – he’s al­ways pop­ping in and out” Richard Muir­head By email Have any read­ers heard other sto­ries of talk­ing eggs?

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