The milkmaid and her pail es un cuento corto en inglés que habla a los niños sobre la avaricia. Se trata de la fábula de la lechera en idioma inglés para que los niños practiquen el idioma.
La lechera cuenta la historia de una niña que sueña con conseguir riqueza a partir de una tinaja de leche, una historia con la que podemos enseñar a los niños que la ambición ha de ser medida, no desmedida.
The milkmaid, cuento corto en inglés: La lechera
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.
- I'll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown, said she, and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson's wife.
- With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs, I'll buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, won't all the young men come up and speak to me! Short Stories
- Polly Shaw will be so jealous; but I don't care. I shall just look at her and toss my head like this.
As she spoke that, she tossed her head back and the pail fell off it, and all the milk was spilt!