|A fable from Aesop
A certain man had a goose
That never failed to produce,
For daily, lo and behold,
She laid him an egg all gold!
But the man had a miserable itch
To become very rapidly rich.
So he killed the goose, like a dunce,
Since he thought that he all at once
Would get all the goose's gold treasure.
But dead the bird gave him no pleasure.
"There's no gold inside her," said he.
"Just a simple old goose like me!"