Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Goose that laid the Golden Egg

The Goose that laid the Golden EggThe Goose that laid the Golden Egg: Wonder-world: a collection of fairy tales, tr. from the Fr., Germ., and Danish: a collection of fairy tales, tr. from the Fr., Germ., and Danish. By Wonder-world Published by , 1875 Original from Oxford University. Digitized Jul 24, 2006
A poor woman was gathering fuel—fallen branches; she bore them upon her back, and carried her little child at her breast, and was now on her way home. She saw the golden swan, the Swan of Good Fortune, spring up from the rushy banks. What was that gleaming there ? A golden egg - it was still warm. She laid it in her bosom, and the warmth remained ; there was certainly life in the egg. Yes, there was a pecking inside the shell; she heard it; and thought it was her own heart that was beating.

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