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The Ants and the Grasshopper

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The Ants and the Grasshopper

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The Ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, dying from hunger, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food.

The Ants asked him, “Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?”

He replied, “I didn’t have enough time. I passed the days in singing.”

They then said in derision: “If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter.”

Moral: Plan ahead or don’t complain if things don’t work out.

There are currently 26 suggested morals for “The Ants and the Grasshopper”

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  1. 1 On June 6th, 2008, faith said:

    THe ant is so nice.

  2. 2 On June 13th, 2008, Bill Dengler said:

    provide for the future, or save for a rainy day.

  3. 3 On July 30th, 2008, alana said:

    Sdend your time wisely

  4. 4 On September 4th, 2008, Von Striegen Cooper Myer said:

    I like mouse

  5. 5 On November 22nd, 2008, fablelover said:

    You can’t play all the time.

  6. 6 On July 20th, 2010, Bri said:

    it is best to prepare for the days of necessity

  7. 7 On November 24th, 2010, Emily 14 said:

    It’s time to play and time to work… ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) :smile: :smile: :razz: :lol: :idea: :grin: ;-)

  8. 8 On February 18th, 2011, Anonymous said:

    Play after you work.

  9. 9 On April 13th, 2011, doodle doo doo said:

    he who laughs last laughs the loudest :mrgreen:

  10. 10 On August 5th, 2011, Meteorite said:

    Singing grasshoppers are dying out because the ants are using p2p file-sharing instead of supporting local artists.

  11. 11 On August 5th, 2011, Tm Z said:

    Talking ants mean you’re probably in need of medical attention.

  12. 12 On August 6th, 2011, Daniela said:

    Ants are the founders of the tea party.

  13. 13 On September 3rd, 2011, Kevin said:


  14. 14 On October 4th, 2011, irRegular Eric said:

    The Ancients sometimes went into the woods and ate ‘special’ mushrooms.

  15. 15 On October 14th, 2011, Nick said:

    Grasshoppers believe in socialism while ants prefer a syndicalist commune.

  16. 16 On January 27th, 2012, Nesher said:

    I like it when people tell this story, but call the ants “grants”.

  17. 17 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    There is a grasshopper in every family ready to take your stores.

  18. 18 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    There is a grasshopper in every family so protect your stores.

  19. 19 On March 19th, 2013, Marple George said:

    Dont waste your time! DO EVERYTHING AHEAD AND DONT PROCRASTINATE. You will regret it.

  20. 20 On September 29th, 2014, bob said:

    Don’t procrastinate or you will regret it :D

  21. 21 On December 24th, 2014, My anon said:

    Idleness is a curce (Idleness:Laziness)

  22. 22 On April 1st, 2015, Carol said:

    Whatsoever you sow, that shall you also reap.

  23. 23 On February 25th, 2016, lily said:

    play hard work hard


  24. 24 On March 10th, 2016, Courtney said:

    Plan ahead or face hard times

  25. 25 On February 9th, 2021, Ether said:

    Work hard for a happier life ;D

  26. 26 On June 5th, 2021, Joe Manza said:

    Those who don’t work, don’t eat.

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