A Milk-maid had been to the meadow to milk her cows. Now she was returning
home with a pail of milk on her head.
She thought, "I will make cream and butter out of this milk. Then selling
them, I will buy eggs. and when they hatch, I shall have a good poultry
She further thought, "I shall sell some of my fowls and buy a fine dress.
Seeing it on my body at the fair, all the boys will admire me.
I will turn them away just tossing my head at them."
Lost in day dreams, she forgot about the pail on her head. She tossed her
head with a jerk and the pail of milk came tumbling down. it was broken and
all the milk got spilt.
"Dear O dear !" she cried, "I have lost my all."
MORAL: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.