In a field one summer's day a
Grasshopper was hopping about,
chirping and singing to its heart's
content. An Ant passed by, bearing
along with great toil an ear of corn
he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me,"
said the Grasshopper, "instead of
toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the
winter," said the Ant, "and
recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the
Grasshopper; "we have got plenty of
food at present." But the Ant went
on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper
had no food and found itself dying
of hunger, while it saw the ants
distributing every day corn and
grain from the stores they had
collected in the summer.
Then the Grasshopper knew: It is
best to prepare for the days of
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"It is best to prepare for
the days of necessity"