A Milk-maid had been tothe meadowto 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 goodpoultry farm.”

She further thought, “I shall sell some of my fowls and buy a finedress. Seeing it on my body at the fair, all the boys will admire me.the pail of milk tumbled downBut I will turn them away just tossing my head at them.”

Lost in daydreams, 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 allthe milkgot spilt. 

“Dear O dear !” she cried, “I have lost my all.”

MORAL: Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.