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THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGGS

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.

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.

Much wants more and loses all.



Verdadero o Falso?

A man and his wife had a good fortune.
The goose laid a golden egg, every week.
The goose was of solid gold inside.
The goose was like any other goose.
His wife wanted to kill the goose to obtain all the eggs at once.
The eggs, the goose laid were of solid gold.
The man did not want to kill the goose.
The man and his wife wanted to became rich.
Gold is a precious metal.
The man and his wife kill the goose.
The man and his wife had many animals.
The man and his wife wanted to be rich quickly.
The man and his wife thought the goose was made of solid gold.
The goose was like any other goose.
The man and his wife were poor.
The goose laid more than one egg every day.
The goose possessed a lot of metal eggs.
The goose cut it self open.
The goose had a store of golden eggs.
The man and his wife got rich when they cut the goose open.



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bird
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gold
golden
goose
hoped
imagining
kill
laid
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metal
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Separa el siguiente texto.

AMANANDHISWIFEHADTHEGOODFORTUNETOPOSSESSAGOOSE
WHICHLAIDAGOLDENEGGEVERYDAY
LUCKYTHOUGHTHEYWERETHEYSOONBEGANTOTHINK
THEYWERENOTGETTINGRICHFASTENOUGH
ANDIMAGININGTHEBIRDMUSTBEMADEOFGOLDINSIDE
THEYDECIDEDTOKILLIT
INORDERTOSECURETHEWHOLESTOREOFPRECIOUSMETALATONCE
BUTWHENTHEYCUTITOPEN
THEYFOUNDITWASJUSTLIKEANYOTHERGOOSE
THUSTHEYNEITHERGOTRICHALLATONCEASTHEYHADHOPED
NORENJOYEDANYLONGERTHEDAILYADDITIONTOTHEIRWEALTH



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