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Fable Aesop
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, perishing with famine,
passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. The Ants inquired
of him, "Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?"

He replied, "I had not leisure enough. 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."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: JB Manning
 

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