The goose that laid golden eggs story
Once upon a time, there lived a happy family in a village. A man and his wife lived happily on a little farm, tending their flock of geese and selling their eggs at the market. They were not rich, but they were happy with their life together.
Then, one day a new goose flew in among their flock. The couple was surprised to find a shiny golden egg in her nest. Each and every day after that, the goose laid another egg of solid gold!
The couple was soon richer than they had ever dreamed of, but they were not happy. They grew impatient with only one golden egg a day. The farmer said to his wife, “our goose must be full of gold. Why should we wait to have more eggs?”
“f we cut her open,” his wife agreed, “we can get all the eggs at once.” So they killed the goose! They were very surprised to find that it was just like any other goose inside. Even worse, there would never be any more golden eggs!