Self-help is the best help.

: Aesop's Fables

The Ants and the Grasshopper

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