The Cricket and the Ant
Greierele si furnica
Toatã vara greierele a dansat si a cântat.
De multe ori el vedea o furnicã ce ducea în spinare un bob de grâu.

Greierele o invita sã cânte si sã danseze. Furnica îi rãspundea cã trebuie sã-si facã provizii pentru iarnã.
Veni iarna. Greierele nu mai gãsea mâncare, în timp ce furnica avea suficiente boabe de grâu pentru a trãi linistitã.
Prevederea este mama întelepciunii.

Nu trebuie sã te gândesti numai la prezent, ci si la viitor.
Sã-ti faci sanie vara si iarna car!
 

All summer the cricket has danced and sung. Many times he saw an ant carrying a grain of wheat on her back.
The cricket invited her to sing and dance with him. The ant answered him that she must collect food for winter.
Winter come. The cricket didn't find food while the ant had enough grains to leave a peaceful life.
Precaution is mother of wisdom. You mustn't think only to the present, but you must think to the future too.

You must make sledge in summer and wagon in winter!
 

Retold and English version: Livia Talasman
 
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