The Fox who could not get the grapes

fox and the sour grapes
The fox and the sour grapes

A Fox was wondering around and it happend to come across the grapes field. As he came nearer, he could see some bunches of juicy grapes. The fox looked carefully around him. He had to make sure that he was safe from the farmer. He decided to steal some before anyone came along. He jumped upwards but he could not reach the grapes. He jumped again as high as he could. But the grapes were just too high for him!

He was not ready to let go so easily. He backed off, took some running steps and leapt into the air towards the grapes. He failed to get up to the grapes. It was getting dark, and the Fox’s legs were ailing with all that running and jumping. So, at last the Fox gave up. As he walked away, he said to himself, “I don’t really want those grapes. I’m sure they are too sour to eat.”

Lesson: Sometimes when we cannot get what we want, we pretend that it is not worth having.

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