Once there was an ant. She lived in a field. A cricket lived near its hole. They were friends. The cricket was lazy. In the months of summer, it sang and made merry. It did not store food for winter.

It was careless. The ant was not lazy. She worked day and night. She gathered grains for winter. In winter, the ground was covered with snow. The cricket had nothing to eat. The ant had grains to eat.

The cricket went to the ant to borrow some grains. The ant asked it what it had been doing during summer. The cricket replied that it sang and made merry during summer. The ant replied, “If you sang the summer away, you should dance away the winter.”

Moral: No pains, no gains.