There was once a
Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for
every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a 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 a day. He was not getting rich fast enough.
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.
who have plenty want more and so lose all they have.