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Manal Imran
Manal Imran
The Hen That Laid The Golden Eggs
Published On Apr 29th 2011
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 Joanna was a very good girl. She was very poor. One day, a magician gave her a beautiful white hen.
 The next day, Joanna went to see if the hen had laid an egg for her breakfast. To her surprise, the hen had laid an egg, but it was made of solid gold.
 She felt please having seen the golden egg. She took it straight to show her mother. Both of them went to a jeweler’s shop to sell it. With the money they bought many things they lacked-food, clothes, shoes and other articles.
Since that day onwards, Joanna became a rich but haughty girl. On one occasion, she refused to give even a loaf of bread to a little boy who asked for it.
 Joanna had treated the boy badly. The next day, she went to collect the golden egg laid by the hen. To her disappointment, she found fried eggs only."What is this? Where are the golden eggs?" asked Joanna angrily.
 Now Joanna turned towards the hen and said to it, "Are you not ashamed of laying such rubbish?"
Then, she began to beat the poor hen with her broom. The poor bird was very frightened by the rage of Joanna.
 The next day, the magician appeared in front of Joanna again and said, "It is not the fault of your hen that it is not laying golden eggs. It is your fault as you are not charitable to the poor. This is why I have punished you. The hen will not lay golden eggs any more until you change your ways.
 Joanna was very sorry and ashamed. She understood that it was a punishment she well deserved. She ran out in search of the poor boy whom she insulted. She invited him to a dinner.
 Since that day onwards, the hen continued to lay the golden eggs, which Joanna distributed among all the poor children of the town.
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Comments 15
Irum This is a nice story! Sorta like a fable! Like it... Irum
Jul 14th 2013
Emaan I LOVE hens... Emaan
Aug 14th 2012
Manal =D Manal
Nov 28th 2011
Zainab Welcome :) Zainab
Sep 30th 2011
Manal Thanks Mustajab Manal
Sep 29th 2011
Zainab U do hv a creative mind :) Zainab
Sep 26th 2011
Manal Thanks Alot!!!! Manal
Sep 20th 2011
Bint waseem NYC! Bint Waseem
Sep 19th 2011
Manal Thanks guys!! n the previous pics were mine....and I came in grade 6 + I won't tell the age and Joanna was nwt an intellegent gurl :) THANKYOU EVERYONE!! Manal
Aug 20th 2011
Jun 17th 2011
Liza Great story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liza
May 11th 2011
 Areena Manal..! Great also keep a creative mind..! keep it up.! Areena
Apr 30th 2011
 Areena Manal..! Great also keep a creative mind..! keep it up.! Areena
Apr 30th 2011
 Areena Manal..! Joanna was intelligent? wasn't she? please kids tell me.. Areena
Apr 30th 2011
 Areena Manal..! your picture is so cute.! In which grade you study in Al-Majd International School & your age? Areena
Apr 30th 2011

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