The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs

下金蛋的鵝

 

A man and his wife had the good fortune to possess a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon_began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in order to secure the whole store of precious metal at once.

有個男人和他太太有幸擁有一隻每天會下一顆金蛋的鵝。他們雖然幸運地擁有這隻鵝,卻很快地開始覺得財富增加得不夠快,他們想,這隻鵝的肚子裡面一定是金子作成的,於是決定把鵝宰了,以便能立刻拿到所有的貴金屬。

 

But when they cut it open, they found it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth.

但是當他們把鵝剖開後,發現肚裡就跟其他的鵝一模一樣。於是他們不僅沒有如原本所希望的一樣馬上致富,也不能夠再享有財富的每天增加。

 

 

Much wants more and loses all.

貪得無厭.便會失去一切。