The Milkmaid and Her Pail


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A farmer's daughter had been out to milk the cows, and was returning to the dairy her pail of milk upon her head. As she walked along, she : "The milk in this pail will me with cream, which I will make into butter and take to to sell. With the money I will buy a number of eggs, and these, when hatched, will chickens, and I shall have quite a large . Then I shall sell some of my , and with the money which they will bring in I will buy myself a new , which I shall wear when I go to the fair; and all the young fellows will it, and come and me, but I shall my head and them." Forgetting all about the pail, and the action to the word, she tossed her head. Down went the pail, all the milk was spilled, and all her fine !

Moral: Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

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