The Ass and the Grasshopper

an Aesop Fable

As soon as he heard some grasshoppers chirping, an ass became quite fascinated with the music. Wanting to be able to captivate others with the same charms of song, he inquired as to what kind of food the grasshoppers consumed in order to have such wonderful voices. They responded with the word “dew.” The ass made the decision that the dew would be his sole source of sustenance, and not long after, he passed away from starvation.

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