One summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing merrily. An Ant passed by, carrying an ear of corn to the nest. The grasshopper said, "Why not come and chat with me” The ant refused and said, "l am helping to lay up food for the winter and you should also do the same."
The grasshopper said, “Why should I bother about the winters? We have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued to gather food. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found himself dying out 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 went to the ant and asked for food. The ant refused and said, “You should have worked out in summers rather than justsitting and singing.”