A widow, who was thrifty and industrious, had two servants. She made them work all the time. They could not lie long in bed in the morning because the lady woke them up as soon as the cock crew. They disliked getting up so early, especially in the winter. Then they thought that if the cock didn't crow and wake up their mistress so early, they could sleep longer. So they caught the cock and killed it. But they weren't prepared for consequences. The mistress, who could not hear the cock crow, woke them up earlier and they had to start working at night.