The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes Aesop’s Fables 4

Hand drawn grape vine by Biodiversity Heritage Library is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

One day, a Fox came upon a gorgeous cluster of perfectly ripe grapes that were dangling from a vine that was grown along the trunk of a tree. When the Fox looked longingly at the grapes, it appeared as if they were about to explode with juice, and the sight caused his mouth to water.

The bunch was suspended from a somewhat high branch, so the fox had to leap to get it. The very first time he attempted to leap, he fell short by a considerable distance. Therefore, he retreated a little distance, ran up to it, and attempted to make a jump, but he was unlucky once again. He attempted it again and again, but to no avail.

Now he was sitting down, looking at the grapes with hatred on his face.

He then said, “What an idiot I am.” “Here I am exhausting myself to gather a bunch of sour grapes that aren’t worth the effort of staring for.”

And with a tremendous amount of disdain, he walked away.

There are many people who give the impression that they loathe and demean things that are beyond their ability to achieve.


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