The Milkmaid and Her Pail & The Fox and the Goat
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Polly lives on a farm with her mother. Polly loves to daydream. She has a specific dress in mind as she makes her way to market, and she giggles as she imagines the reaction of the preening Susan when she sees Polly in that dress. She dreams on the boys paying her a lot of attention. She tosses her head scornfully, showing how she will not pay attention to Susan. Contrary to the picture, the text has the milk pouring down over Polly's head. Though her mother is angry, they soon raise their standard of living through Polly's increased attentiveness. There are grammatical issues on 3. The inattentive fox falls into a ditch with loose gravel and no footholds. He has to wait some time before a goat happens to appear. He tells the goat that a drought is coming. The fox's use of the goat to vault out is immediate and without discussion. "The fox mischiefly blamed the goat for not thinking on how to get out before jumping in." Moral: "Never pay heed to advice given by a man who is in difficulties."