The Goose with the Golden Eggs

10. THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGGS. Once upon a time a greedy and avaricious man had a goose. This goose every single day of her life, laid him a golden egg. But the man, not content with this, grew greedier than ever, till at last he said to himself, "If I kill the goose, I shall be able to have all the golden eggs that are inside her at once, without waiting for them day by day."
He therefore killed the goose. But on looking inside the body, to his great grief and disappointment, he found, instead of the wonderful treasure that he fancied would be there—nothing at all. So, through greediness and discontent he lost both his goose and her golden eggs forever. [more info]

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