“I am going to hatch”
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?