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The Ants and the Grasshopper

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The Ants and the Grasshopper

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.

posted in Ant, Grasshopper | 26 Suggested Morals

The Donkey and the Grasshopper

A Donkey, having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was greatly intrigued and wanted to possess the same charming melody.

The Donkey asked one of the Grasshoppers what sort of food they lived on to give them such beautiful voices.

They replied, “The dew.”

Upon hearing this, the Donkey decided that he would live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.

Moral: Only do what is appropriate for you to do.

posted in Donkey, Grasshopper | 17 Suggested Morals

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