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Maa the Very Old Ewe
: Darn silly carry-on, if you ask me. Horse
: The cat says they call it Christmas Ferdinand the duck
: Christmas! Christmas dinner, yeah. Dinner means death. Death means carnage! Christmas means carnage!
[flies away frantically
] Ferdinand the duck
: Christmas means carnage!
Ferdinand the duck
: Look, there's something you should know. Babe the pig
: Yes? Ferdinand
: Humans eat ducks! Babe
] I beg your pardon? Ferdinand
: Ah, most ducks prefer to forget it, but the fact is that humans like to eat plump, attractive ducks. Babe
: Ohhh, I don't think so. Not the Boss, not the Boss's wife. Ferdinand
: Oh, come on. Humans don't eat cats - why? Babe
: Well, they're... Ferdinand
: They're indispensable: they catch mice. Humans don't eat roosters - why? They make eggs with the hens and wake everyone up in the morning. Babe
: Right. Ferdinand
: I tried it with the hens: it didn't work. So I turned to crowing, and lo! I discover my gift. But no sooner do I become indispensable than they bring in a machine to do the job. Ohhhh-oh-oh, the treachery of it - a mechanical rooster!
: I suppose the life of an anorexic duck doesn't amount to much in the broad scheme of things.
: [relieved that he's alive
] Ferdinand! Cow
: If you're out here, who's that in there? Ferdinand
] Her name's Rosanna.
[They watch the Hoggett family carve the roast duck
: Why Rosanna? She - she had such a beautiful nature. Babe
: Oh, Ferdinand... Ferdinand
: I can't take it anymore. Cow
] Really. Ferdinand
: The fear's too much for a duck. It - it eats away at the soul! There must be kinder dispositions in far-off gentler lands. Cow
: The only way you'll find happiness is to accept that the way things are is the way things are. Ferdinand
: 'The way things are' stinks! I'm not gonna be a goner, I'm gone! I wish all of you the best of luck.
: Face it, you're just a little pig in the big city. What can you possibly do? What can anyone do? Why even try?