Friday, 3 April 2015

Grasshopper And Ant

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On a grassy meadow lived an ant and a grasshopper. In summer, the ant worked all day collecting grains of food from the fields. She carried the grains home one by one and stored them carefully.

The grasshopper looked at her working all day and laughed. He asked the ant, "Why do you work so hard, dear ant, come and listen to my song". The ant replied, "Thank you. I would love to listen to your song. But, I have work. I need to work hard to store food for difficult times. Why don't you also work and store some food for the troubled times? Remember, there are difficult times ahead".

The grasshopper laughed at her, "The days are long and bright. Don't you want to enjoy the sun"?.

"I will enjoy the sun when my work is done", said the ant and went away. The grasshopper continued to sing and dance.

Soon, the summer faded into autumn and autumn turned to winter. The sun could hardly be seen. The days became very short and grey. It was very cold and snow began to fall.

The grasshopper did not feel like singing anymore. He was very cold and hungry. He did not have any shelter or food. Even the meadow was covered with snow and there was no food at all. He did not know what to do.

Suddenly, he remembered the tiny little ant. He went to the ant's house and knocked at the door. "Hello ant!" He said hopefully. "Get some food while i sing for you".

The ant replied, " All summer you sang and danced while I worked hard to collect food for the winter. There is no food for you here. Go and sing somewhere else".

The grasshopper went away hungry and cold.
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