||AN ANT went to the bank of a river to
drink. It was very thirsty.
It fell into the water and was swept away. It could not
swim and was on the point of drowning.
|A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the
water plucked a leaf with her beak and let it fall into the stream close to the ant.
The Ant climbed onto it and floated in safety to the
Shortly afterwards a birdcatcher came and stood under
the tree, and laid his net out for the Dove, which sat in the branches.
The Ant, seeing what he was up to, stung him in the
In pain the birdcatcher threw down the net, and the
noise made the Dove fly away.
Choose the 'moral'
||one good turn deserves
||don't go near water if you