- Year Published: 1867
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: Greece
- Source: Aesop (1867) Aesop's Fables
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 4.0
- Word Count: 57
Aesop, . (1867). “The Donkey and the Grasshopper”. Aesop's Fables (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 17, 2014, from
Aesop, . "“The Donkey and the Grasshopper”." Aesop's Fables. Lit2Go Edition. 1867. Web. <>. September 17, 2014.
Aesop, "“The Donkey and the Grasshopper”," Aesop's Fables, Lit2Go Edition, (1867), accessed September 17, 2014,.
A Donkey having heard some Grasshoppers 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 Donkey resolved that he would live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.