The Golden Egg

Once upon a time, there lived a cloth merchant in a village with his wife and two children. They were indeed quite well-off. They had a beautiful hen which laid an egg every day. It was not an ordinary egg, rather, a golden egg. But the man was not satisfied with what he used to get daily. He was a get rich-trice kind of a person.

The man wanted to get all the golden eggs from his hen at one single go. So, one day he thought hard and at last clicked upon a plan. He decided to kill the hen and get all the eggs together.

So, the next day when the hen laid a golden egg, the man caught hold of it, took a sharp knife, chopped off its neck and cut its body open.  There was nothing but blood all around & no trace of any egg at all. He was highly grieved because now he would not get even one single egg.

His life was going on smoothly with one egg a day but now, he himself made his life miserable. The outcome of his greed was that he started becoming poorer & poorer day by day and ultimately became a pauper. How jinxed and how much foolish he was.

Moral: One who desires more, loses all. One should remain satisfied with what one gets.

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'96' Thoughts on a Story

  1. Very
    beautiful story

  2. Very good story

  3. pradyut rajkhowa

    October 13, 2018 at 9:49 am

    it is a beautiful story

  4. The husband and wife are both pensioners. The husband’s pension is much bigger than his wife. Who is considered goose that lays golden eggs.

  5. This is very nice story

  6. Not good vry vry good🤡

  7. Greed is Cruse. We must be thankful for Allah with that what he has bestows upon US.. Nice lesson indeed!

  8. Very kid-like story

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