The Goose with the Golden Eggs
One day a countryman going to the nest of his goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he picked it up it was very heavy and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played on him.
But he decided to take it home and soon discovered that it was an egg of pure gold.
Every morning the same thing occurred, and he grew rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.