The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes Fable by Aesop One hot summer’s day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard and came upon a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he said. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round, with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up again, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: “I am sure they are sour, anyway.” Moral: It is easy to despise what you cannot get. PassageBank © PassageBank • Passage provided under license from Use and duplication is restricted to licensees only.

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