The Fox and the Grapes
It was a very hot and sunny afternoon. A fox, which had
been hunting the whole day, was very thirsty.
"How I wish there was some water," the fox thought to
Just then, he saw bunches of fat and juicy grapes hanging
from a vine above his head. The grapes looked ripe and ready
to burst with juice.
"Oh, my! Oh, my!" the fox said as his mouth began to water.
"Sweet grape juice, quench my thirst!"
The fox stood on tiptoe and stretched as high as he could,
but the grapes were out of his reach.
|Not about to give up, the fox walked back a short
distance and took a running leap at the grapes. Again,
he could not reach the grapes.
Still not ready to give up, the fox walked back
further and took another running leap at the grapes.
Again, he could not reach the grapes.
The fox jumped and leapt, again and again, but each time he could
not reach the grapes. Until, at last, the fox was tired and
thirstier than ever.
"What a fool I am!" said the fox furiously. "These grapes are
sour and not fit for eating. Why would I want them anyway?"
With that, the fox walked away.
Some people despise and belittle the things they cannot have
Aesop, The Fox and the