|2. The Ass And The Grasshopper|
An Ass having heard some Grass
hoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on, to give them such beautiful voices. They replied, "The dew." The Ass resolved that he w
ould only live upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.
一只驴听到几只蚱蜢在叫，他觉得很有趣；于是也想得到同样有趣的音调于是便问蚱蜢吃什么东西过活，才能有这样优美的声音。 蚱蜢说：「露水。」 驴子听了，从此以后就只喝露水过活，不久便饿死了。