The Hen with the Golden Eggs

10. THE HEN WITH GOLDEN EGGS. A certain Hen was in the habit of laying a golden egg every day. Her owner, thinking that she must contain a great lump of gold, cut her throat in order to get it. On opening her body, it was found that the Hen was like all other hens, and the simple owner, thus hoping to become suddenly rich, was deprived of the gain of which she had been daily assured. MORAL. Many people strive to grow rich suddenly. and missing their aim, lose all they possess. [more info]

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