Why ants dig

Grandmother ant lived with her three grand-child ants. All the ants respected grandmother ant for her old age and wisdom.

One day the fox challenged grandmother ant to a digging race and her grand children forced her into saying yes. The race was to see who could touch the middle of the earth and come back up first.

All the foxes wanted the fox to win and all the ants wanted grandmother ant to win. As good luck charms grandmother ant gave all the ants very small claws to show how much she wanted to win.

The race had started and grandmother ant was the first to get to the middle of the earth. On the way up she had a heart attack and died of the excitement.

Ever since all the ants have been using their claws to dig trying to find out what happend to grandmother ant.

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