Little Miss Muffet has been taken to the countryside after pretending to be ill. Sneaking out of the Inn in which she is staying, She soon met a farmer churning butter. Miss Muffet asked if she could try and the farmer gladly obliges, letting the young girl try her hand at work. After hours of churning, the farmer rewards her for all her work with a dish of curds and whey, which she goes off to eat under the shade of the trees.
Sitting on a tuffet, she began to eat her curds and whey, when a great large spider came down from the trees above. The girl had never seen such an enormous and hideous-looking spider before, and she was so frightened that she gave a scream, dropped her curds and whey on the ground, and ran away towards the farmer's house as fast as she could.