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THE FOX AND THE GRAPES. Jean de La Fontaine

THE FOX AND THE GRAPES. Fable by Jean de La Fontaine. Illustration by Grandville

THE FOX AND THE GRAPES. Fable by Jean de La Fontaine. Illustration by Grandville

A Certain hungry Fox, of Gascon breed
(Or Norman—but the difference is small),
Discovered, looking very ripe indeed,
Some Grapes that hung upon an orchard-wall.
Striving to clamber up and seize the prey,
He found the fruit was not within his power;
"Well, well," he muttered, as he walked away,
"It′s my conviction that those Grapes are sour."

The Fox did wisely to accept his lot;
′Twas better than complaining, was it not?

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