One fine day it occurred to the Members
of the Body
that they were doing all the work and the Belly
was having all the food.
So they held a meeting
, and after a long discussion, decided to strike work till
the Belly consented
to take its proper share
of the work.
So for a day or two, the Hands refused
to take the food, the Mouth
refused to receive it, and the Teeth
had no work to do.
But after a day or two the Members began to find that they themselves were not in a very active condition: the Hands could hardly
move, and the Mouth was all parched
, while the Legs
to support the rest.
they found that even
the Belly in its dull quiet way
was doing necessary work for the Body, and that all must work together or the Body will go to pieces