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Title: The Ant and the Grasshopper Illustrated by Scott Roberto


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The Ant and the Grasshopper Illustrated by Scott
Roberto
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 effort an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.                                                                             
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"Why not come and chat with me," said the
Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and struggling
in that way?" "I am helping to lay up food for
the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to
do the same. "Why bother about winter?" said
the Grasshopper. We have plenty of food at
present." But the Ant went on its way and
continued its work. When the winter came the
Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger while
the ants distributed, every day, corn and grain
from the stores they had collected in the
summer.                                
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What lesson did this fable teach us about how we
should live?
Then the Grasshopper knew...
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Aesops Fables
  • Lessons In Living From Little Stories

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Who was Aesop?
  • Aesop was a slave who lived in ancient Greece
    about 600 BC. Some think he may have been from
    Africa originally.
  • Aesops stories were told orally. Socrates later
    recorded them in writing.
  • It is thought that Aesop was thrown off a cliff
    for insulting people of Delphi with a fable.
  • Aesops fables most often use animals to
    illustrate his lesson.

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The Bundle of Sticks Illustrated by Michael Chan
A father had three sons who were constantly arguing with each other. When he failed to stop their disputes, he was determined to give them a lesson on the evils of fighting. For this purpose, he told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
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When they had done so, he tied the sticks into a
bundle and placed the bundle into the hands of
each son, one son at a time. He ordered each one
to break the bundle into pieces. Each son tried
with all his strength, and none was able to do
it.
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Next, the father opened the bundle, took the
sticks separately, one by one, and again gave
them to his sons. Try to break the sticks now,
he told them. Each son took individual sticks and
broke them easily.
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He then addressed them "My sons, if you are of
one mind, and work together, you will be strong
as this bundle, uninjured by all the attempts of
your enemies but if you are divided among
yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these
sticks."
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One afternoon a fox was walking through the
forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from
over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my
thirst," said he.
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Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just
missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a
few paces back and tried to reach them but still
failed.
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Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose
and said, "They're probably sour anyway," and
proceeded to walk away.
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The Jay and the Peacock
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Once there was a little jay-bird who discovered
some peacock feathers lost by the beautiful
peacocks during moulting. He had always wanted to
be a peacock so he attached the feathers to his
own tail and strutted proudly by a gathering of
the lovely birds.
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The peacocks were not impressed with the jays
efforts to be as lovely as they so they removed
the false feathers and sent him on his way.
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The blue jay returned to his own flock and
discovered they had been watching him. Foolish
bird, they said. It is not only fine feathers
that make fine birds.
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Use these websites to read more of Aesops fables
and advice for living! www.umas.edu/aesop/ www.aes
opfables.com www.eddery.com
1. Read and select a fable of your choice. (Dont
pick one we read or discussed in class with the
PowerPoint. 2. Write down the moral or lesson
taught in this story. 3. In 1-2 paragraphs,
RETEACH this same lesson to modern-day people.
Use the same the moral but use different
characters, plot, and setting to tell the story
in modern-day language.
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