Thanks to Esopo and to my little brother.
Fable 336 - The Cicada and the Ants
It was winter. Their grain was damp and the ants were drying it. A cicada, who was hungry, asked them for something to eat. The ants replied:
‘Why didn’t you too store up some provisions during the summer?’
‘I didn’t have the time for that,’ replied the cicada. ‘I was singing melodiously.’
‘The ants made fun of her:
‘Ah well,’ they said, ‘since you sang in summer you can dance in winter.’
Era d'inverno, e le formiche stavano asciugando il loro grano, che si era bagnato. Ed ecco che una cicala affamata andò a chiedere loro del cibo. Ma le risposero le formiche: "Perché durante l'estate non hai fatto anche tu provviste?" Rispose la cicala: "Non ne avevo tempo, ma cantavo armoniosamente". E quelle, ridendole in faccia, le dissero: "Beh, se nel tempo estivo cantavi, d'inverno balla".
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