The Milkmaid and her Pail, A Fable by Aesop, Retold by Rand Whipple
by Rand Whipple
This little maid has a bucket of milk on her head and big plans in her mind. (Not the best combination, as she finds out.) The Milkmaid and her Pail (moral: don't count your chickens before they hatch) is one of Aesop's best known fables. Storyteller Rand Whipple's loveable milkmaid can't remember the word for 'milk' anymore than she can make it to the market with her goods intact.