In a field one summer’s day Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. Ant passed by, carrying a large leaf.
“Why not come and play,” said Grasshopper, “instead of working so hard?”
“I am putting away food for the winter,” said Ant, “and recommend you do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” Grasshopper replied, “we have got plenty of food at present.”
But Ant went on its way and continued working.
When the winter came Grasshopper found itself starving while Ant enjoyed leaves and grass from the stores it had collected in the summer.