The Milk-Woman and Her Pail

Once upon a time there lived a milk-woman. She was carrying a pot of milk. She had to deliver milk to her customers in a nearby village. As she was walking, she kept on dreaming.

The Milk-Woman and Her Pail

She said to herself, “With the money I get from selling this milk, I will buy some eggs. The eggs will hatch into fine chicken. The chicken will grow into hens. I will sell the hens and get lot of money.

The Milk-Woman and Her Pail

With that money I will buy nice dresses. I will look beautiful. When people ask for the secret of my wealth, I will toss my heard and say, “No””.

When she dreamt of saying ‘No’ she actually tossed her head. The pot fell down on the ground and all the milk ran out on the ground.

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