One day a farmer went to the nest of his goose and found, to his surprise, a yellow, shiny egg. When he picked it up it was heavy. When he looked at it closer he saw that it was made of gold.
一天一个农民来到他的鹅窝,惊讶地发现一只金黄色闪着金光的鹅蛋。当他拾起来掂量着觉得很重,于是他凑近了看发现是一只纯金制造的鹅蛋。

Each morning after that the farmer returned and found another golden egg. By selling the eggs, the farmer soon had a lot of money. However, as he got more money, so he became greedy.
从此以后日日清晨农民到鹅窝都会发现一只纯金鹅蛋。农民靠着卖金蛋赚的心满意足。于是不可避免,当他拿到了更多钱,他的野心也随之变大了。

‘Why should I wait for each egg, one day at a time? I can just cut the goose open and take all the eggs at once.’
“为什么我要一个一个金蛋地等,为什么不能一次性全部拿到?我可以这么干!”

So the farmer killed his goose and cut it open. Inside there was no gold.
所以农民杀死了那只鹅并剖肠搜肚,但那里面并没有金蛋

Moral: Too much greed can ruin what you have
寓意:太贪婪会得不偿失