When Kit Carson wasn't out exploring, he lived on a small farm. One day, the famous frontiersman decided to surprise his wife with eggs and fish for breakfast.
Arising early, he went down to the henhouse and collected some fresh eggs. There were only six.
On the way back, he stopped at the pond and landed a
magnificient large-mouth bass. He wasn't sure how to carry
everything---then he had an idea. He carefully dropped the eggs inside
the fish and started for home. Suddenly, the Western hero found himself
confronted by a mean, hungry looking wolf. Fearing that he might become a
meal for the canine, he threw the bass aside and hurried up a nearby
tree. From there, he watched as the wolf grabbed his fish, eggs and all,
and ran off.
When Carson got back home empty handed, he related the adventure
to Mrs. Carson, who responded, saying, "You shouldn't have put all your
eggs in one bass, Kit."