THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
 A FOX one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging
from a vine trained along the
branches of a tree. The grapes
seemed ready to burst with juice,
and the Fox's mouth watered as
he gazed longingly at them.
The bunch hung from a high
branch, and the Fox had to jump
for it, The first time he jumped
he missed it by a long way. So he
walked off a short distance and
took a running leap at it, only to
fall short once more. Again and
again he tried, but in vain.
Now he sat down and looked
at the grapes in disgust.
"What a fool I am," he said.
"Here I am wearing myself out to
get a bunch of sour grapes that
are not worth gaping for."
And off he walked very, very
There are many who pretend to despise and belittle that
which is beyond their reach.
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