When I was a little girl, my mother frequently read me the story of the Little Red Hen. The tale involves a hen who plants some seeds, grows some wheat, takes it to a mill and eventually bakes a loaf of bread.
Throughout the story she asks for help, but the lazy dog, the sleepy cat and the noisy duck all answer "Not I." At last the bread is ready and the hen asks, "Who will help me eat the bread?" Read more.