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This is the first of a series of Aesop’s Fables which will appear soon on the website.
The goose that laid the golden eggs. A man and his wife had the good fortune to possess a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think that they were not getting rich fast enough, and imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it, in order to secure the whole store of previous metal at once. But, when they cut it open,they found that it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, , as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth. Much once more, and losers all.