27 August 2008


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 bank.
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 foot.
In pain the birdcatcher threw down the net, and the noise made the Dove fly away.

1 comment:

Madalena said...

It seems to me that this is about helping others... So sweet! So beautiful! The one who helps deserves to be helped too. Thanks, Ant Célia for the fable!