The Fox and the Grapes from Title: The Æsop for Children With pictures by Milo Winter (August 7, 1888- 1956). Author: Æsop. Illustrator: Milo Winter Copyright, 1919, by RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY, CHICAGO.
A Hungry fox saw some bunches of ripe grapes hanging from a trellised vine. He looked at them with longing eyes. He leaped at them again and again, but they were too high for him to reach. Then he tried to pull the vine down from the trellis. Then he tried to climb up the trellis. But it was of no use. He could not get the grapes by any of his tricks. So, at last, quite tired out, he turned away, saying, "Those grapes are not such grapes as I thought they were. I will not take any of them. They are sour. I do not want sour grapes."
Ah, Master Fox! nj we know better than that. We know that you would give a piece of your tail to have some of those very grapes. They are sour grapes to you only because you cannot get them.
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