The Fox and the Grapes – Aesop’s Fables

The Fox and the Grapes – Aesop’s Fables

This children’s short story is called “The fox and the grapes”. This is a very famous Aesop’s Fable story for children which talks about how a fox tries to reach some grapes which are slightly out of his reach. 

 

The story

Once upon a time, a fox was walking down the forest. He saw a grape vine climbing up a tree. There was a bunch of delicious grapes hanging from the vines. The grapes looked as if it would burst with the tastiest of juice. The mouth of the fox watered on seeing the grapes.

“Wow. Those grapes look so tasty. I wish I could eat them”, he said to himself.

The fox stood directly underneath the grapes. He stared up at the grapes.

The Fox and the Grapes
The Fox and the Grapes

“My oh my. The grapes are at such a great height. I must jump in order to catch them.”

The fox took one deep breath and jumped up as high as he could. Sadly, the grapes were too high up and he could not reach them.

“Maybe if I run and jump, I can reach them”, he wondered.

He went back a few steps and then ran as fast as he could and jumped. Sadly, the grapes were too high up and he could not reach them.

“Maybe if I run more and jump, I can reach them”, he wondered.

He went back a good distance. He ran as fast as he could and jumped. The grapes were still too high up and he could not reach them.

Again and again he tried and still could not reach them. He finally gave up and sat down under the grapes. He looked at the grapes with disgust.

“What a fool I am. Why am I wasting so much time? These grapes look sour and probably taste very bad.”

Saying so, the fox walked away.

 

The moral of the Fox and the Grapes:

The moral of the fox and the grapes story is: There are many who pretend to despise and belittle that which is beyond their reach.

 

Questions from the Fox and the Grapes

  1. Where does the fox live?
  2. Does the fox like to eat grapes?
  3. How does the fox try to eat the grapes?
  4. What happens at the end of the story?
  5. What is the moral of the story?

Answers

  1. The fox lives in the forest.
  2. Yes. The fox likes to eat grapes.
  3. The fox runs and jumps many times.
  4. The fox walks away from the grapes saying that they are sour!
  5. The moral of the story is that there are many people who talk bad about things which they cannot achieve.

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