THE GOOSE THAT LAID GOLDEN EGGS
THERE was a Man who once had a very handsome Goose, that always laid golden
eggs. Now, he thought there must be gold inside of her, so he wrung
her neck straightway, and found she was exactly like all other geese.
He thought to find riches, and lost the little he had.
The fable teaches that one who has anything
 should be content with it, and avoid covetousness lest he lose what he has.