| For the Children's Hour|
|by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey|
|A choice collection of stories for the preschool child, carefully selected, adapted, and arranged by two veteran kindergarten teachers. Includes nature stories, holiday stories, fairy tales and fables, as well as stories of home life. Emphasis is placed on fanciful tales for their value in the training of the imagination and on cumulative tales for developing a child's sense of humor and appealing to his instinctive love of rhyme and jingle. Ages 4-7 |
THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
C. M. L. from the fables of Æsop.
 OUT in the field one summer day an Ant was busy
gathering grains of wheat and corn for his winter's
A Grasshopper who was chirping and singing to his
heart's content saw the Ant and said:
"Why not come and chat with me instead of toiling all
"I am working to lay up food for the winter," said the
Ant, "and some time you will wish that you had laid
away something also."
"Why think about the winter now," said the Grasshopper,
"when we have plenty and to spare?"
But the Ant went on his way and continued to work all
When it came winter the poor Grasshopper was almost
dying with hunger, for the snow had come and covered up
all his food. Sadly he came to the Ant and begged for
something to eat, but the Ant said: "No. If you had
worked in the summer, instead of playing all day, you
would never have come to want."
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