THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
ON a warm day in summer, an Ant was busy in the field
gathering grains of wheat and corn, which he laid up
for winter food. A
Grass-  hopper saw him at work, and laughed at him for toiling
so hard, when others were at ease.
The Ant said nothing. But afterwards, when winter
came, and the ground was hard, the Grasshopper was
nearly dead with hunger. He came to the Ant to beg
something to eat. Then the Ant said to him:—
"If you had worked when I did, instead of laughing at
me, you would not now be in need."