A fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a wine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the fox`s mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.
The bunch hung from a high branch, and the fox had to jump for it. The first time he jumped he missed it by a long way. So he walked off the a short once more. Again and agian..he tried, but in vain.
Now, he sat down and looked at the grapes in disgust.
" What a fool I`am," He said. "Here I`am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for."
And off he walked very, very scornfully.
''It`s easy to despite what you cannot have.''