The Fox and the Grapes

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.

“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.

Moral: There are many who pretend to despise and belittle that which is beyond their reach.

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