Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
127. THE ANTS AND THE PIGS
A fable against the vain accumulation of material goods.
Ants gather up a big pile of grain so that they can consume it during
the winter, but at a certain point the pigs come along and they scatter
the grain and eat it all up.
The same thing often happens to people: they gather much and often,
but thieves come, or the bailiffs of the prince, or their own family members,
and everything gets devoured, or else they end up leaving their wealth
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.