The Ants And The Grasshopper

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

The ants were employing a fine winter's day in drying grain collected in

the summer-time. A grasshopper, perishing from 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."

In living, be guided much by the laws of nature, and not by the hope of