The Cicada and the Ant  

Brrr. It's cold! It's windy It’s so cold and windy! I don’t feel like singing anymore, now that summer is over and the north wind is blowing. I am hungry! I am hungry and there are no bugs to eat. No flies! No worms! No flies! No worms. Let’s go see what I can borrow from my neighbor.

Hello Ant! My name is Cicada.

Hello Cicada. My name is Ant.

How are you?

Just fine. I am fine, thank you. And you?

Not good at all. I am not well.

What's up? What’s up?

I am hungry. I am hungry! I am very hungry! Do you have something to eat? I just need a little grain to survive until next summer. I'll pay you! I’ll pay you. I’ll even add interest, I promise. Help me. Please! Help me. Please!

I don’t want your money! And I don’t have anything to give you!

You are not nice!!! No, not nice at all!

What do you do in the summer?

What do I do in the summer? I sing. I sing, my dear.

You sing?

Yes, I sing. Night and day. All night, all day. Why?

That’s nice! That's good. You sing? Well, dance now! Goodbye! Goodbye!


There is a time for work and a time for play