|Aesop's Fables a series by F. Sancha
The Hen That Laid the Golden Eggs
A greedy farmer, hoping for quicker profit, killed a hen that had laid golden eggs
and cut it open to find that he had merely lost his source of income...
... German overseas commerce, which had made Germany so wealthy,
has been utterly destroyed by the mad greed that impelled her to force war on Europe.