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Chicken link

Posted by R. Berg on October 17, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Counting chickens posted by R. Berg on October 17, 2002

: : Hi! What is the origin of the phrase, "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched."? Mrs. Morrissey's class has struck again...(Saxon)

: Mrs. Morrissey's students would be well advised to look at Aesop's Fables--in particular, "The Milkmaid and Her Pail" (link below or http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/cgi/aesop1.cgi?srch&fabl/TheMilkmaidandHerPail). The version at that site looks suspiciously modern to me, referring as it does to a Farmer Brown, but it has the gist of the old story.