“I have decided not to continue my wanderings,” said the maggid. “I will settle in this town.”
The rav was startled. “How can you expect to earn a living here, when the townspeople pay their rav so little? How could there be enough for both of us?”
The maggid said, “Let me tell you a story. There was once a farmer who kept a goose in a coop. The farmer often forgot to feed it, so the goose suffered from hunger.
“One day, the farmer bought a rooster and put it in the same coop. The goose said, ‘I will starve! It’s not possible for two of us to live on the small amount of food I get!’
“The rooster replied, ‘Don’t worry. When I’m hungry, I can crow. This will remind the farmer. Then we’ll both be fed!’”