Way down south where bananas grow, A grasshopper jumped on an elephant’s toe, The elephant said with tears in his eyes “Pick on somebody your own size.”

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A worm is as good a traveller as a grasshopper or a cricket, and a much wiser settler. With all their activity these do not hop away from drought nor forward to summer. We do not avoid evil by fleeing before it, but by rising above or diving below its plane; as the worm escapes drought and frost by boring a few inches deeper.
Henry David Thoreau ” A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers”

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