The Hen With The Golden Eggs. by Jean de La Fontaine

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The Hen With The Golden Eggs.

To this lesson in greed,
Pray, little ones, heed:
Each day, we are told,
A most wonderful Hen
Laid an egg made of gold
For this meanest of men.
So greedy was he,
He was not satisfied.
"What is one egg to me?
I want all that' inside!"
He cut off her head,
And began to explore.
But the poor hen was dead.
And could lay eggs no more.
Jean de La Fontaine,
Tags: animal, hen, chicken

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