In a field one summer’s day Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to his heart’s content. Ananse passed by, bearing along with great work an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said Grasshopper,
“Instead of working and slaving in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said Ananse,
“and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But Ananse went on his way and continued his work. When the winter came Grasshopper had no food and found him-self dying of hunger, while he saw Ananse distributing every day, corn and grain from the stores he had collected in the summer. Then Grasshopper realised, however too late that:
this story carries some moral lessons. It is very important for us to prepare ahead of time for future events like exam, party, journey etc. so that we won’t end up saying if I had known when its already too late, just like the grasshopper.