An ant went to the bank of a river to drink, and fell into the water.
Being carried away by the fast water, he was close to dying.
A dove(鸽子), sitting on a tree above the water, dropped a leaf into the river close to him.
The ant, climbing on to it, got to the bank safely.
Shortly afterwards, a bird catcher came close and stood under the tree, and started making a trap(陷阱) for the dove(鸽子).
The ant, seeing this, stung(叮) him in the foot.
He suddenly threw down the trap(陷阱), and the dove(鸽子) flew away.
MORAL: Thankful people will always find a way to show their thanks.