Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Milkmaid and Her Pail
PATTY the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. Ill buy some fowls from Farmer Brown, said she, and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parsons wife. With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs Ill buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, wont all the young men come up and speak to me! Polly Shaw will be that jealous; but I dont care. I shall just look at her and toss my head like this. As she spoke she tossed her head back, the Pail fell off it, and all the milk was spilt. So she had to go home and tell her mother what had occurred.