"One day a farmer going to the nest of her Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When she took it up, it was as heavy as lead and she was going to throw it away, because she thought a trick had been played upon her. But she took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to her delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and she soon became rich by selling her eggs. As she grew rich she grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, she killed it and opened it only to find, — nothing."