Three Hundred Æsop's Fables/The Boy hunting Locusts

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For other English-language translations of this work, see The Boy Hunting Locusts.


A Boy was hunting for locusts. He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and, mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him. The Scorpion, showing his sting, said: "If you had but touched me, my friend, you would have lost me, and all your locusts too!"