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This is a story from the Jataka tales that teaches us that greed is bad. The story is as follows:
A swan that has golden feathers wants to help a poor family by giving one of its golden feathers every day. The head of the family, an old woman, sells the feather and gets money to keep them in comfort. Over time, the woman gets greedy and tells her daughters that the swan cannot be trusted – it could fly away and the family’s only source of income would go away. What does she do to overcome hear fears?