Has this story been done before? It just sounds familiar to me: Set in 1840s Scotland, a boy named Noel Jennings (who I originally made to poke fun at Dickens' protagonist by making Noel a poor, starved, sickly orphan) journeys Scotland with a talking chicken named Luther. I don't know what it is they do, but that's in my head now. Anyway, Luther talks like a higher up British subject while Noel talks like a common begger with slurs and the like. Very amusing and quite British if you don't mind me saying. XD Still, it sounds familiar.