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.