In a field one summer's day, a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping 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, instead of toiling and moiling in that way?" said the Grasshopper.
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "I recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter? We have got plenty of food at present", the Grasshopper replied.
But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.