- Year Published: 1867
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: Greece
- Source: Aesop (1867) Aesop's Fables
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 4.0
- Word Count: 55
Aesop, . (1867). “The Boy Hunting Locusts”. Aesop's Fables (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved May 27, 2015, from
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A BOY was hunting for locusts. He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him. The Scorpion, showing his sting, said: If you had but touched me, my friend, you would have lost me, and all your locusts too!”