THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGG

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Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop or /ˈeɪsɒp/ AY-sop; Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aísopos; c. 620–564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave (δοῦλος) who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2,500 years have included many works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs.As he grew rich, he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.

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Word Lists:

Greedy : having or showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power

Glitter : shine with a bright, shimmering reflected light

Occur : happen; take place

Delight : please (someone) greatly

Throw : propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand

Thought : an idea or opinion produced by thinking, or occurring suddenly in the mind

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Additional Information:

Words: 1020

Unique Words : 71

Sentences : 4

Reading Time : 0:30

Noun : 20

Conjunction : 12

Adverb : 8

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 9

Pronoun : 20

Verb : 24

Preposition : 11

Letter Count : 430

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Conversational

Difficult Words : 14

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