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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
NARRATOR: Once upon a time in a field on a summer day , there was a happy Grasshopper who liked to play, sing, and dance all day.
GRASSHOPPER: What a splendid day!. la,la,la,la,la, I have nothing to do, but sing and play. La, la, la, la,la.
NARRATOR: As she was singing, an ant was passing by.
ANT: Don’t you ever get tired of playing?.
GRASSHOPPER: Who, me?. Of course not!.
ANT: Don’t you ever work?.
GRASSHOPPER: Who, me?. Of course not!. Do you want to play with me?.
ANT: No, I have work to do.
GRASSHOPPER: Come on, let’s sing together.
ANT: No, I’m very busy right now.
GRASSHOPPER: Work, work, work!. That’s all you do. You don’t have time to play or sing with me.
ANT: No, I don’t.
GRASSHOPPER: Why are you in such a hurry?.
ANT: I have to take home this kernel of corn.
GRASSHOPPER: What for?.
ANT: I have to store food for the winter.
GRASSHOPPER: How can you think about winter on such a fine day?.
ANT: Because the winter will be here soon, and food will be too hard to find and you should do the same.
GRASSHOPPER: I don’t want to worry about winter right now!. You just go ahead and work, work, work and I will just play, sing, and dance.
ANT: Soon, you will not have enough food to eat.
GRASSHOPPER: I have plenty of food right now.
ANT: And what about tomorrow?.
GRASSHOPPER: I don’t worry about tomorrow.
ANT: I do. Good-bye.
NARRATOR: So the Ant went on its way and continued its work. The weather soon turned cold, and all the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow.
GRASSHOPPER: I should have listened to the ant!. It’s so cold that I can’t even play, or sing songs any more and I don’t have food to eat. I am sure the ant will help me!.
NARRATOR: The grasshopper went to the ant’s hill.
GRASSHOPPER: Please, ant give me something to eat. I am cold and hungry.
ANT: Why should I help you?. What did you do all summer?.
GRASSHOPPER: I played, sang, and danced.
ANT: And I worked, worked, worked!. So go and play, sing, and dance.
Author: Aesop Fable
Adapted by: K I D S I N C O
Moral: It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
The ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collectedin the summer time. 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 supper less to bed in the winter.”
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