The Hen With The Golden Eggs – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

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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.

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The meanest of men.
So greedy was he,
He was not satisfied.
“What is one egg to me?
I want all that’ inside!”
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He cut off her head,
And began to explore.
But the poor hen was dead.
And could lay eggs no more.
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Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks
Adapted from the French of La Fontaine.
Written by, W. T. Larned
Illustrated by, John Rae.
New York, July 1918.

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