NARRATOR: Once upon a time there was a farmer who was very poor. One day he was plowing the field and thought.
FARMER: I work too much, and all for nothing!. I am tired of coming here every day and just for a few cents. I really have bad luck!.
NARRATOR: Suddenly an elf appeared.
FARMER: Oh my!.
ELF: Don’t be afraid.
FARMER: Who are you?.
ELF: I heard what you said, and today your luck will change. Take this hen.
FARMER: Thank you, I am so hungry!. I will cook it as soon as I get home.
ELF: No!. This is a very special hen.
FARMER: What makes it so special?. Does it talk?.
ELF: No, just listen to me!. This hen is so wonderful that every day it lays a golden egg.
FARMER: A golden egg?.
NARRATOR: The elf didn’t answer, and he just disappeared.
FARMER: I hope it’s true. I will go home right away.
NARRATOR: The farmer went home and immediately put the hen in a cage. Next day, as soon as he woke up, he went to the chicken house to see if the hen laid the golden egg.
FARMER: Oh, it is true!. It’s an egg of solid gold!.
NARRATOR: He took the egg, went to town, and tried to sell it. He stood in the middle of the street and shouted.
FARMER: Golden egg for sale!. Golden egg for sale!.
NARRATOR: Soon, a crowd gathered around him amazed at the golden egg.
WOMAN 1: How much do you want?.
WOMAN 2: Is it really a golden egg?.
FARMER: Sure, it is!.
MAN 1: I want it!.
MAN 2: No, it’s mine!.
MAN 3: I’ll buy it!. Sell it to me!.
FARMER: It’s yours then, and don’t worry, I will bring another one tomorrow. There are enough for everybody!.
NARRATOR: The farmer sold the egg. Next day. when he woke up he went straight to see if there was another golden egg.
FARMER: Good, another golden egg!. I’ll sell it right away.
NARRATOR: And once again he went to town and sold the egg. After that day, and every day, the hen gave him a beautiful golden egg.
FARMER: I am getting richer and richer every day. I am the richest man in town!. I have everything a man could want, but I wonder how I could get more eggs from my hen.
NARRATOR: As the farmer grew richer, he also became greedy and stingy.
FARMER: I want to have more and more money!. I am tired of waiting every day just for one golden egg.
NARRATOR: And he thought and thought.
FARMER: I am going to kill the hen and I’ll find the gold mine she has inside. I will have all her treasure at once!.
NARRATOR: So he cut her open and found nothing at all.
FARMER: This can’t be!. Where’s the gold mine?. Where’s her treasure?. Now I don’t have the hen and its golden eggs!.
Author: Aesop Fable
Adapted by: K I D S I N C O
Moral: Much wants more and loses all. People should be satisfied and grateful for what they have.
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