The Milkmaid and Her Pail

The Milkmaid and Her Pail
The Milkmaid and Her Pail

The Milkmaid and Her Pail.

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Once upon a time, there was a milkmaid who had three cows. One day, as usual, she was coming back to home after milking the cows with a shiny milk pail balancing perfectly on her head.

As she started to walk towards home station with the fresh milk, her pretty mind was busy in planning the future days. She thought in her mind, “This milk is fresh, rich and will give me plenty of cream for churning.

The butter that I will make, I will take it to the market to sell, and by the money, I get from it, I will buy numerous eggs to hatch. How beautiful it would be, if all over my garden the young hatched chickens would be running.

And after that, in the month of May, I will sell over all of them when they will grow up into hens. Then, with the money I got from it, I will purchase a lovely New Princess Gown for wearing in the fair party.

All young men’s focus will be on me, they will come to make love and have a dance with me. Then, I will be very pride!” As she thought about the future days matter and quickly turned her head in shame, her milk pail fell down to the ground and her entire milk flowed away.

By vanishing the milk, the milkmaid’s dream butter, eggs, chickens, New Princess dress and her pride also fled away.


This interesting story has two very meaningful morals, which are:

  1. Never count the chickens before they hatched.
  2. Never dream first, always do first.


The Milkmaid and Her Pail is one of The Very Classic and Famous Aesop’s Fable. Aesop wrote and published this story. This story consists of a Milkmaid who dreams about the things she would be doing afterwards from the milk.

But while dreaming, she lost her whole milk in pride and also lost everything she had planned. Also, other versions of this story are available, but each of them describes this lesson.

Every Time is Story Time

By story, we can grow our creativity of mind because every story has a moral, and if we learn more we can learn new and good things. That is why you tell these all Stories to your children and tell them their Morals because, by morals, children can learn new and unique things. You can learn morals by reading it loudly. So, why are you waiting for? Tell The Story of The Milkmaid and Her Pail to your child and tell him the Moral of this Story.

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