The Woman and her Hen

09. THE WOMAN AND HER HEN. A country woman had a Hen that laid an egg every day. Thinking that she might be made to produce two instead of one, she determined to give the Hen a double allowance of food. From that cause the Hen became fat and never again laid another egg. MORAL. Those who, from avarice, wish for more than they possess, often lose what they already have. [more info]

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