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Freda Francisca Noronha

Children Stories


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Freda Francisca Noronha

Children Stories


The Ant And The Grasshopper

The Ant And The Grasshopper

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It was a hot summer afternoon when a grasshopper was happily singing to his music beats. He was so engrossed in his world that he almost missed stamping an ant.


The Ant looked angrily at the grasshopper and said, “Can’t you see? You almost killed me?”


Grasshopper laughed his heart out and said, “Oh you tiny thing, see your size and compare your weight. Don’t you think you are wasting your life working hard? Just chill around like me.”


Ant thought it was pointless talking to the grasshopper and so she left to her anthill.


Days just passed by and suddenly the grasshopper who was swinging on a leaf saw the ant and said, “Why don’t you join me today. We’ll sing, dance and enjoy ourselves. Come on, join me.”


The ant replied, “Thanks for the invitation, but winter will be approaching soon. And we need to store food. Don’t you store food for yourself?”


Grasshopper replied, “Winter is yet to come, but these days are to enjoy and have fun. Not to sweat out like you.”


The ant left with its food towards the anthill.


The summer days just flew away and winter approached. Soon the leaves withered and everywhere you could see just a blanket of snow. The grasshopper was just hopping from one place to another in search of food. But no food was available. Just then he remembered the ant and he went to the anthill and knocked at the door.


The ant opened the door, “Oh grasshopper, what a pleasant surprise? How can I help you? You look so pale? Is everything alright?”


The grasshopper replied, “Ant please spare me some food. I have been starving. I tried searching for food but could not succeed. I know you warned me about the same but I was ignorant. I am sorry, I promise never to repeat the same.”

“Take this food, grasshopper. I am sorry I won’t be able to give you more, or else we will have to starve.”


The grasshopper thanked the ant and went away. After some days autumn came and the grasshopper started saving food for himself. 


Moral: Hard work and proper time management keep us on track. Wasted time never returns back.


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