Anthony the Ant Learns his Lesson

By Anne Spackman

Copyright 2012 by Anne Spackman

Smashwords Edition

One sunny afternoon in the middle of a great green meadow, a small mound of ants was busy outside harvesting food. One of the ants, an ant named Anthony, was sitting resting by the side of the ant pile.

“What are you doing there?” said one of the worker ants to Anthony as he passed him by.

“I am taking a rest,” said Anthony. “I have been carrying leaves and grains to the pile all day, and I am tired. I hoped to rest my feet here for a bit.”

“Well, I never heard such a thing. We ants all work all day long, that is the life of an ant,” said the other ant with a shrug. “You had better get back to work soon,” said the other ant. And with that, he left Anthony to take his grain into the ant pile.

Now Anthony was ordinarily a hard-working little bug. But after many days of hard work, he had gotten so tired that he wanted to just sit for a little while, more than anything else in the whole world.

“No one will mind if I just rest right here for a bit longer,” thought Anthony to himself. And after a few minutes, he actually fell asleep.

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