The life of the grasshopper
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LIBRARY THE LIFE OF THE GRASSHOPPER BOOKS BY HENRI FABRE J. THE LIFE OF THE SPIDER THE LIFE OF THE FLY THE MASON-BEES BRAMBLE-BEES AND OTHERS THE HUNTING WASPS THE LIFE OF THE CATERPILLAR THE LIFE OF THE GRASSHOPPER THE LIFE OF THE GRASSHOPPER BY HENRI FABRE J. TRANSLATED BY DEALEXANDER TEIXEIRA MATTOS FELLOW OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON NEW YORK MEAD AND COMPANYDODD, 1917 anger's and the standard French editions of Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels. Trans- lator's Note. The Fable of the Cicada and the Ant little echoes another fabulist.story, only The of the Cicada's welcomelegend sorry the Ant is as old as that is toselfishness,by as old as the world. The children ofsay, to school with theirAthens, going esparto- baskets crammed with and olives,grass figs were it as a foralready mumbling piece recitation : " " In said the Antswinter," they, dry their wet in the sun. comes aprovisions Up Cicada She asks for a fewhungry begging. * The hoarders Yougrains. greedy reply, used to in now dance in win-sing summer; " 1 ter.' a little more isThis, although put,baldly La Fontaine's theme and is con-precisely to all soundtrary knowledge. 1 Sir attributes the fable to AnianusRoger L'Estrange as is usual in the substitutes theand, English version, for the Cicada. It be toGrasshopper may interesting his translation:quote "As the Ants were their oneairing provisions winter, comes a to 'em and aup hungry Grasshopper begs told him that he should have in charity.

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LIBRARYTHE LIFE OF THE
GRASSHOPPERBOOKS BY HENRI FABRE
J.
THE LIFE OF THE SPIDER
THE LIFE OF THE FLY
THE MASON-BEES
BRAMBLE-BEES AND OTHERS
THE HUNTING WASPS
THE LIFE OF THE CATERPILLAR
THE LIFE OF THE GRASSHOPPERTHE LIFE OF THE
GRASSHOPPER
BY
HENRI FABRE
J.
TRANSLATED BY
DEALEXANDER TEIXEIRA MATTOS
FELLOW OF THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
NEW YORK
MEAD AND COMPANYDODD,
1917
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ijsffi-I ^COPYRIGHT, 1917
BY MEAD ANDDODU, INC.COMPANY,CONTENTS
PAGE
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE . . . vii
CHAPTER
I THE FABLE OF THE CICADAAND
ANT .... ITHE
II THE CICADA: LEAVING THE
BURROW 25
III THE CICADA :THE TRANSFORMA-
TION 42
IV THE CICADA : HIS MUSIC . . 58
V THE : THE LAYING AND
THE HATCHING OF THE 82EGGS
VI THE MANTIS : HER HUNTING . 113
VII THE : HERLOVE-MAKING 137
VIII THE MANTIS : HERNEST . -147
IX THE : HER HATCHING . 170
X THE EMPUSA . . . . IQI
XI THE WHITE-FACED DECTICUS :
HIS HABITS 211Contents
CHAPTER PAGE
XII THE WHITE-FACED DECTICUS :
THE LAYINGANDTHE HATCH-
OF THE EGGS . .ING .231
THE WHITE-FACED DECTICUS:XIII
THE INSTRUMENT OF SOUND . 246
XIV THE GREEN GRASSHOPPER . 275
XV THE CRICKET: THE BURROW;
THE EGG .... 300
XVI THE CRICKET: THE THESONG;
PAIRING . . . -327
XVII THE LOCUSTS: THEIR FUNC-
TION THEIRORGAN OFSOUND
; 354
XVIII THE LOCUSTS : THEIR EGGS . 378
XIX THE : THE LASTMOULT 401
XX THE FOAMY CICADELLA . . 424
INDEX ...... 447