Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Crane: The Golden Eggs

A golden egg, one every day,
That simpleton's Goose used to lay;
So he killed the poor thing,
Swifter fortune to bring,
And dined off his fortune that day.


Source: W. J. Linton's fables in verse, with illustrations by Walter Crane: Fable 21.
Avarus et Aurum Eius; Ova Aurea

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