The third installment in the Damsels of Distress series of novellas.
The Damsels of Distress seem to be making a habit of inviting more trouble than they can handle. The gang comes upon an underground cockatrice fighting ring. Jen steals the egg of a prize champion and decides to sell it to an illegal cockatrice ranch. It is a shame that Jen has poor judgment in people, as the ranch owner turns out to be a neurotic nut case who causes the gang much more trouble than they can handle.