Gretchen and George and their five aptly-named chickens (Benedict, Poached, Sunnyside Up, Scrambled and Omelet) are near to starvation when a young man named Wendell shows up on their farm, soaked to the skin and bereft of all his possessions other than his sick goose. Generous George offers Wendell some food and dry clothes, but greedy Gretchen insists on taking Wendell’s goose as payment. Gretchen and George are surprised and ecstatic to discover that their new goose lays golden eggs. Gretchen, overwhelmed with her new riches, runs to the market to buy shoes for the couple, but is quickly distracted by shiny necklaces, pretty dresses, and trinkets galore. Gretchen’s desire for pretty things overpowers her husband’s wish for a simple pair of shoes to protect his feet. Will Gretchen learn the value of money and generosity, or will she end up with “egg on her face”?
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