~ 36. The Fox and the Grapes ~



A hungry fox was walking along the road when she saw some grapes growing up high on a trellis.
"Those grapes look delicious," thought the fox. "What a lovely purple color too! That means they're ripe. I just need to jump up there and grab them."
So the fox jumped up as high as she could, but the trellis was out of reach.
She tried again. No luck.
Then she tried one last time. Still no luck.
"I knew the grapes were sour anyway," she said loudly, just in case anybody was listening.
The fox then continued on her way.

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 37 in the book, which is Perry 15.



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