The Ant and the Grasshopper, also known as The Grasshopper and the Ant (or Ants), is one of Aesop's Fables, providing an ambivalent moral lesson about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future. In the Perry Index it is number 373. The fable has been adapted or reinterpreted in a number of works from the 19th century to the present.
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