By Aesop.; John Esten Keller; L Clark Keating

ISBN-10: 0813118123

ISBN-13: 9780813118123

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An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. ” asked the Grasshopper. ” 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 continued . . 62 while it saw the ants distributing corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for the days of necessity. ” “I am contented with my lot,” said the Reed. ” sneered the Tree.

And then he said: “I’m sure the Ox is not as big as…” but at that very moment he burst. Self-conceit may lead to selfdestruction. 43 Androcles and the lion A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the Lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him. As he came near, the Lion put out his paw, which was all swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge thorn had got into it and was causing all the pain.

They waited and they waited, but nothing came. At last there was a still more violent earthquake and a huge gap appeared in the side of the Mountains. They all fell down upon their knees and waited. ” Much outcry, little outcome. 33 The Hares and the Frogs The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts they did not know where to go. As soon as they saw a single animal approach them, off they used to run. One day they saw a troop of wild Horses stampeding about, and in quite a panic all the Hares scuttled off to a nearby lake, determined to drown themselves rather than live in such a continual state of fear.

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