The Golden Egg | Short story for kids

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, but a golden egg. But, the man was not satisfied with what he used to get daily. He was a greedy 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 came with 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 and there was no trace of any golden egg. He was very sad, because now he would not get even one single golden egg.

His life was going on smoothly with one golden egg a day, but now, he himself made his life miserable. Just because of his greediness, he became very poor.

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