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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Holy Spirit Interactive Kids: Aesop's Fables: The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Did you hear of the Grasshopper who sang all summer while the Ant worked hard collecting food?

Well, one cold winter’s night a hungry, miserable little Grasshopper hopped by the window of an Ant, warmly lit up by a lamp.

He peeped in, hoping to find some food on their table to beg. Looking through the glass, he saw mounds of grain stacked in a corner and happy chatter among the ants as they walked around busy with their work. The grasshopper decided to knock.

“Could you please spare me some food, dear Ant, I am so cold and hungry,” pleaded the Grasshopper when an ant opened the door.

“Weren’t you the Grasshopper who sang all summer while we worked? You even laughed at us while we gathered grain under the blazing sun!” said the Ant.

"Yes, I was," admitted the Grasshopper.

“Well, you sang then," replied the Ant as he closed the door. "You can dance now!"


Moral

Don't play when you have to work.


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