The ants were employing a fine winter’s day in drying grain collected in the summer time. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food.Â
The Ants inquired of him: “Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?”
He replied: “I had not leisure; I passed the days in singing.”Â
They then said: “If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supper less to bed in the winter.”
Moral : Idleness brings want.