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 have heard what you said, 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! 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 your 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, 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: Ambition can makes us do thing that we can regret later. Don`t be impatient and greedy.
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