HERE WAS ONCE A Countryman who possessed the most extraorinary goose you can imagine. Every morning when he went to visit the nest, the goose had laid one single beautiful, glittering, golden egg.

The Countryman took the eggs to market and soon began to get rich. But it was not long before he grew impatient with the goose because she gave him only a single golden egg each day. He was not getting rich fast enough and was becomming quite greedy.

Then one day, after he had finished counting his money, the idea came to him that he could get all the golden eggs at once by killing the goose and cutting it open. But when the deed was done, not a single golden egg did he find, and his precious goose was dead.


• Those who have plenty and want more may loose all they have.
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