Story 103 The Ant and the Grasshopper
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping
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."
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 days of need.
Does the Grasshopper listen to the Ant's suggestion?
A. Yes, he does.
B. No, he doesn't.
C. The story doesn't tell us.