Long time ago a remote village,
in central China was inhabited mainly with farmers and hunters. One day, a poor
farmer lost his entire live stock to flood. He prayed hard to God for help or
his family would die of starvation.
Few days later, an old man with
long grey beard, passed by his house took pity on him. He gave him a goose and
said “i don’t have any expensive thing to give you and hope this goose will
help you to ease your hardship.”
A week lter to almost surprise
the farmer found an egg in his yard. This was no ordinary egg. It was a golden
egg. He was suddenly over come with joy. Thereafter, his livelihood had rapidly
improved but the farmer had forgotten his earlier hardship. He became lazy,
arrogant and spendthrift. Strangely, the goose only laid one golden egg every
six months. The greedy farmer lost his patient and slaughtered his goose
thinking there were plenty of golden eggs insideits stomach. Though he very
much regretted for his foolishness, its already too late.