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The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants were spending a fine win-
ter's day drying grain collected in the
summertime. A Grasshopper, perish-
ing 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 sum-
mer?' 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."

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