Once upon a time there was a Miser who used to hide his gold at the foot of a tree in his garden; but every week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains.
A robber, who had noticed this, went and dug up the gold and decamped with it.
When the Miser next came to gloat over his treasures, he found nothing but the empty hole.
He tore his hair, and raised such an outcry that all the neighbours came around him, and he told them how he used to come and visit his gold.
"Did you ever take any of it out?" asked one of them.
"Nay," said he, "I only came to look at it."
"Then come again and look at the hole," said a neighbour; "it will do you just as much good."
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Miser and His Gold
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Miser and His Gold" and "The Sick Lion"
The Miser and His Gold Fable
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