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Fables Essay

  • Submitted by: marvinag
  • on November 10, 2010
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 350 words

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Below is an essay on "Fables" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

THE WIDOW AND THE HEN

"Doubling The Investment Doesn't Necessarily Double The Income."

There was once a poor old Widow who lived alone in a farmhouse.   Her only source of food was a faithful Hen who

laid only one egg each day.   One morning, as the Widow enjoyed her daily omelet, she began wondering how she

could encourage the Hen to lay more eggs.

"If I were to double the chicken feed," she said to her, "it stands to reason that the Hen would lay twice as many eggs."

So she started giving the Hen twice the usual amount of feed each day.   The Hen grew fatter and fatter and each day the Widow expected to find more eggs.   Eventually there did come a change, but not what the Widow had hoped for.

The Hen became so fat that she rarely laid an egg at all, and when she did it was usually broken by the weight of her body.

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THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT

"Plan Ahead."

I n the warmth of summer a Grasshopper danced and sang in his favorite     patch of grass.   Crossing a path, he saw a little Ant struggling to drag a huge grain of corn to her nest.   "Silly Ant", the Grasshopper thought to himself.   "She works when she might be playing.   Not I."   And he danced on his way.

Came winter cold and the Grasshopper found himself hungry.   Dragging himself along, he crawled to the Ant's nest and begged her to give him some food.

"What did you do in the summer?"   asked the Ant.

"I played and sang," groaned the Grasshopper.

"Then play and sing all winter," said the angry Ant."   "I won't feed someone as foolish as you."

I n the warmth of summer a Grasshopper danced and sang in his favorite     patch of grass.   Crossing a path, he saw a little Ant struggling to drag a huge grain of corn to her nest.   "Silly Ant", the Grasshopper thought to himself.   "She works when she might be playing.   Not I."   And he danced on his way.

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