The Fox and the Grapes

Read by Marc Thompson

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The Fox and the Grapes

One hot summer’s day a fox was strolling through an orchard when he came to a bunch of grapes just ripening on a vine over his head.

“Just the things to quench my thirst,” he said.

Taking a few steps back, he ran and jumped as high as he could but just missed the grapes. Turning around again with a “one, two, three,” he jumped up, but with no greater success.

Again and again he tried, but at last had to give it up. As he walked away with his nose in the air, he said:

“Those stupid grapes are probably sour anyway.”

And so the fox shows us an important lesson:

“It is easy to despise what you cannot get.”

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