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 live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.
Where one may live, another may starve.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.