So one night an owl flew into a barn and decided to spend the day there. In the morning, a man-servant went to the barn for some straw and saw the owl. Apparently, this barn was in a village of idiots, because the man-servant went screaming because he thought it was some monster.
The master went to the barn and also thought there was a monster in there. Soon the villagers gathered with pitchforks and everyone who went in came out scared of the monster. Even the brave lad with a sword and armor was spooked when the owl hooted at him.
Unable to think of anything else to do, the villagers burned the barn down with the owl inside.
An owl? AN OWL! I think this story should be called “The village of idiots.”