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Jed and Roy McCoy, A Christmas Story, Full

Jed and Roy McCoy, A Christmas Story, Full

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Jed and Roy McCoy have been fighting for years, but when the angels come to announce the birth of a special baby they realize that whatever they were fighting about isn’t as important as the peace on earth that Jesus will bring.
Jed and Roy McCoy have been fighting for years, but when the angels come to announce the birth of a special baby they realize that whatever they were fighting about isn’t as important as the peace on earth that Jesus will bring.

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12/02/2015

I t was late at night, and all the sheep

were in their beds and fast asleep.
But wide awake, glaring at each other across the flock,
were the brothers Jed and Roy McCoy.
If you asked Jed what the problem was he would
say, “That ratbag Roy keeps rustling my sheep. Why,
just the other day, 25 years ago, he stole my prize
ewe. I didn’t see him, but the wolf footprints were a
dead give-away. Only Roy would be sneaky enough
to wear wolf footprint shoes to cover his tracks.
So fair’s fair, I put my brand on some of his
sheep and put rocks in his wool bale.”
and hid.
If you asked Roy what the problem was he would
say, “That swamp snake Jed keeps sizzling up my
sheep. Why, just the other day, 22 years, 3 months,
and 4 days ago, he sizzled up my best ram. I knew it
was Jed. Who else would sneak out in a
thunderstorm and sizzle up a ram to make it look
like it was struck by lightning?
to the mountains!
YES, THE MOUNTAINS!
So fair’s fair, I snapped his staff in two
and put a scorpion in his bed.”
Once a year, at the big feast, the feuding brothers
would put aside their differences, sit at the
dinner table, and exchange gifs.
But the next night things would be back to normal with Jed
and Roy McCoy glaring at each other across the sheep.
One night, an angel suddenly appeared. “Surprise!”
said the angel. “I have good news! In Bethlehem a
baby has been born who will bring peace on earth!”
to the mountains!
YES, THE MOUNTAINS!
Peace on earth! Jed and Roy were so excited
they ran all the way to Bethlehem.
There, in a manger, they found the baby.
They were filled with joy.
Wow! Peace on earth!
Then Jed and Roy looked at each other across the
manger. Peace on earth? What will this baby
have to do to bring peace on earth?
The brothers ran home rejoicing.
Funny thing, from that day on, Jed never mentioned stolen
ewes or Roy his sizzled up rams. And at night, Jed and Roy
McCoy no longer glared at each other across the flock.
Instead, one would sleep while the other looked afer the sheep.
ZONDERKIDZ
Jed & Roy McCoy, The Christmas Story
Copyright © 2009 Lost Sheep Resources Pty. Ltd.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
McDonough, Andrew (Andrew John)
Jed & Roy McCoy / created by Andrew McDonough.
p. cm. — (Cecil and friends)
Summary: Brothers Jed and Roy have been fighting for years, but when an
angel announces that a child has been born who will bring peace on earth,
the two shepherds, filled with joy, return to their flocks and begin working
together in harmony.
ISBN 978-0-310-71955-7
[1. Conduct of life—Fiction. 2. Shepherds—Fiction. 3. Brothers—Fiction. 4.
Jesus Christ—Nativity—Fiction.] I. Title. II. Title: Jed and Roy McCoy.
PZ7.M4784456Jed 2009
[E]—dc22 2009012355
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Written and illustrated by Andrew McDonough
Editor: Mary Hassinger
Art direction: Cindy Davis

Musical Score: Samuel Pearce
Lighting: Simon Pearce

In accordance with any relevant industrial award, all characters in this story were
paid double time for working Christmas day.
Printed in China
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