Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Hen and the Golden Eggs

A COTTAGER and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Hen must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get to the gold they killed it. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Hen differed in no respect from their other hens.

"Wait a minute, what's this?" the Cottager wondered aloud as he pulled on an organ he had never seen before. When squeezed, the organ loudly popped and flooded the room with a deadly nerve gas.

Evolution works in mysterious ways.

The Hen and the Golden Eggs (original fable)

A COTTAGER and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Hen must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed it. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Hen differed in no respect from their other hens. The foolish pair, thus hoping to become rich all at once, deprived themselves of the gain of which they were assured day by day.

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