One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose
found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he
took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to
throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played
upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and
soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold.
Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon
became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew
greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose
could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
Moral Lesson: Greed oft o’er reaches itself.