The golden egg (El huevo de oro)

Cuento corto tradicional en inglés.

The Golden Egg (El huevo de oro) es una fábula corta de Esopo traducida al inglés, que deja una importante enseñanza: no se debe ser codicioso, y se debe pensar bien antes de actuar. De lo contrario, se pueden perder las cosas que más se valoran.

Farmer watching the golden egg. Cuento corto en inglés.
Farmer watching the golden egg.

The golden egg

Once upon a time, a farmer had a goose that laid a golden egg every day. The egg provided enough money for the farmer and his wife for their everyday needs. The farmer and his wife were happy for a long time. But one day, the farmer got an idea and thought, “Why should I take just one egg a day? Why can’t I take all of them at once and make a lot of money?”

The foolish farmer’s wife also agreed and decided to cut the goose’s stomach for the eggs. As soon as they killed the bird and opened the goose’s stomach, they found nothing but guts and blood. The farmer, realizing his foolish mistake, cries over the lost resource!

The Golden Egg. Cuento corto en inglés.
The Golden Egg.
Moral: Don''t be greedy, and think before you act!

The English idiom “kill not the goose that lays the golden egg” was also derived from this classic story.

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