Vintage Goose that Laid the Golden Egg Aesop Fable
Vintage Illustration classic children's fairy tale story image of a troll running off with some golden eggs and the goose is chasing after him. The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs is an Aesop's Fable about greed. The English idiom, sometimes shortened to "Killing the golden goose", derives from this fable. It is generally used of a short-sighted action that destroys the profitability of an asset.