Fox and Grapes


A fox was very hungry and came into a vineyard where lots of lovely ripe grapes were hanging on the vines. The fox jumped up and up again until he was tired but he did not get one grape.

So he said to himself, "Let somebody else have the stupid grapes. They are so green and probably sour, I donīt want them."



When people cannot get what they want, they often say, "I donīt like this" as an excuse.



vineyard - Ground planted with grapevines.

ripe - fully developed fruit

vine - A vine on which grapes grow.

moral - General truth about things that are right or wrong


Choose the correct answer.