The goose and the golden egg

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The Goose That Laid Golden Eggs

the goose and the golden egg

Short Stories for Kids - The Goose and The Golden Egg - Aesop fables in English by Anon Kids

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The Goose and the Golden Eggs Aesop. Return to D. Ashliman's folktexts , a library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs Aesop A man and his wife had the good fortune to possess a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in order to secure the whole store of precious metal at once. But when they cut it open they found it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth.

Print, read and discuss the fable. The fable will print in the top half of the paper. Prints well in portrait and landscape mode. Have children draw and color a goose and egg or an illustration of the fable under the text. There was once a Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg. The Countryman took the eggs to market and soon began to get rich.

The Goose that laid Golden Eggs




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  1. Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. They imagined that if the bird is able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. Kill not the goose that lays golden eggs is a popular proverb in English that is.

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