Three Hundred Æsop's Fables/The Ass and the Grasshopper

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THE ASS AND THE GRASSHOPPER.

An Ass having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on, to give them such beautiful voices. They replied, "The dew." The Ass resolved that he would only live upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.