The Ass and the Grasshopper

Moral: Where one may live, another may starve.
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 live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.

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