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Fable Aesop
The Ass And The Grasshopper
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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.

(translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: JB Manning

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