The Fox and the Grapes

One afternoon a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from over a lofty branch.

“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he thought.

Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them but still failed.

Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “They’re probably sour anyway,” and proceeded to walk away.

Moral: It’s easy to despise what you cannot have.  Nothing comes easy without a hard work.  So, Work Hard and reach your goals.

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'133' Thoughts on a Story

  1. this story is cool and it is also a good story because it teachs you a lesson. :D

  2. excellent story , gives suspense of true heart , that is mother “mother is true love without expectation but giving”

  3. owesum story…. just luv it… ven i read the story to my children, they were so happy that they asked me to read the story to them again… they just luv this story… :D

  4. sunil r kashikar

    May 28, 2011 at 2:11 am

    actual moral story is — Good Planning & Hard work will yield good result. Here Fox did lot of hard work to get the grapes by jumping, but did not use its brains/intelligence to plan other ways to get the grapes and did not simply walked off, but threw allegations that the grapes are sour.

  5. it is nice story about the behavior of the animals & human too.

  6. it is a nice story and moral is really true.

  7. it good story for children.

  8. morale jA MAS LARGA GAS TE ODIO EL QUE HAYGA copiado este cuento sin moraleja

  9. i dont really get it

  10. it so very good story so many children can learn this

  11. ajij khan mansuri

    January 20, 2012 at 9:03 am

    i like it

  12. Sireesha kuppala

    March 23, 2012 at 6:27 am

    This story represents human behaviour

  13. nice story it helped me with my project!!! :D

  14. Nice the story

  15. no no i am joking this story is very nice and help full

  16. swati wadhokar

    July 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

    this strory is very very nice for children as well as oldperson

  17. This story has a very good moral and a good story too

  18. i like story

  19. This is an example of attacking the person instead of the issue at hand because how did the fox know without tasting a single grape from the vine that it was probably sour?

  20. it is very easy and nice for my younger brother to learn

  21. If the adjectives and the verbs were underlined it would be good. But I love the story.

  22. this is a very good story and has good moral

  23. not bad…….

  24. I like this story

  25. i like it beacuase it expreses feelings

  26. It is a nice story and has a very good moral….

  27. i like this story


  29. i like it…….

  30. My mom use to tell me this story many times and i have just memorised it ……….

  31. Really, It’s a beautiful story. I think kids can easily learn this story…

  32. very nice

  33. very good story i like this story

  34. It,s a fantoustic moral story.I Am collected it from this.

  35. It,s a fantoustic moral story.I Am collected it from this

  36. too short and not interesting

  37. wow i like the story

  38. I like this story it’s lovlly

  39. not very interesting , but i appriciate you

  40. nice story for learn easily

  41. its an incomplete story picture wise.

  42. I like the story very much

  43. I’m really amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is good for children……….
    trust me


  44. Its an interesting story


  46. Very very thankful the moralstories

  47. its really very good story by this story we learn good thing n it could be say about good behavior or bad behavior

  48. it’s a good story !

  49. Very nice n short simple story

  50. Very nice story

  51. On the last day of submitions of projects of moral stories. Thankfullll to you.♥♥♥♥♥

  52. Shahnawaz shaikh auditor

    December 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Awesome story i like it

  53. very nice.but please write in colorful wording.

  54. please write by using order of tips like at first topic.


  56. Vary nice story

  57. MARVELLOUS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….


  59. thnx 4 sharing

  60. wath a lovely story
    but the presentation could be more beautiful

  61. what a lovely story
    but the presentation could be more beautiful

  62. A very nice story

  63. great for my lil sister’s assignment

  64. Its very beautiful story

  65. Nice story…
    I write this for my nephew vacations works

  66. its kinda short yet very nice.

  67. nice story

  68. Thats great story for lil brother vacation work

  69. Good for my home work

  70. I got a nice moral from it .Very nice

  71. It,s nice stories

  72. nallusamy udayakumar

    August 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    nice and moralious

  73. I liked this story very very much !!!!

  74. super story

  75. It is a good short story.

  76. I like this story .hard work would have given good result .

  77. Its gud story if we dnt get things easily . We blame to that it self.

  78. Very very short and good story

  79. story can teach people

  80. this is aesop’s fable

  81. good story with very good moral.

  82. Its a nice story .

  83. Good story

  84. I like it story intreasting
    It is very good

  85. Paramjeet kaur

    June 13, 2015 at 5:07 am

    This is gorgeous story I like it very much.

  86. It is so good with his good moral

  87. Nice story!!!!!!!

  88. Paramjeet Kaur

    June 13, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Lovely story!!!!!!!

  89. Not so tremendous but having excellent nutshell

  90. Why is this taking so long

  91. WHO WILL WIN? fox or grapes?

  92. so short!!!!!!!

  93. Ohh alright…think deeper of what you see for

  94. It really helped with my packet.

  95. Abhi Kumar Singha

    December 31, 2015 at 9:35 am

    So Sweet

  96. Verrrry short

  97. Fox or grapes?????????????????????????????????????

  98. Thank you so much

  99. So nice this paragraph,I think it’s need for me. So I download this paragraph and I read in. I hope it’s help to well for my exam. Insallah……………??⏰????⌚????

  100. One of most intellectual story in every time.

  101. I should read this story and I will tell this story to my friends . what a nice story!

  102. try try but don`t cry!!!!

  103. work work work work work work

  104. Wow nice paragraph

  105. An amazing fable it deserves more than 5 star ratings… lol

  106. Waw !! Very nice ! I like this story very muc

  107. Gurvinder singh

    July 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

    This is so nice

  108. Gurvinder singh

    July 18, 2016 at 6:39 am

    The story was amazing

  109. the storywas not bad it is amazing

  110. Agree with Sunil the fox gave up too quickly he did not use his full capabilities he just assumed that the grapes were sour. He let himself down. Never give up on anything that is good for you or despite anything that you cannot achieved because if its meant for you, you’ll achieve it.. The fox didn’t try hard enough.

  111. Doris, that is the point. The fox might have tried harder and succeeded. And certainly, he knew the grapes weren’t really sour, after all that’s why he wanted them in the first place.

    But rather than try his best and risk failing, he gave up. He told himself the grapes were probably sour just because he couldn’t have them. To make himself feel better, to make his giving up seem justified.

    It’s the origin of the phrase “sour grapes”, and you see it a LOT in life!

  112. Very nice one

  113. Very nice story.

  114. the story isnt about trying harder, and its not about “not giving up”. the story is about humility. people are selfish and want everything, and when they dont get what they want, they demonize it. like Trump! Just because people have a president they dont want, they say “well hes a racist, hes a bigot”. The problem in this story isnt the grapes, it is not the antagonist. The antagonist is the fox. He lacks enough humility to accept that hes not capable of getting to the grapes. So he blames the grapes.

  115. human nature – we sometimes can’t accept defeat.
    acceptance is the key, instead of blaming others.

  116. nice story

  117. I absolutely agree with dorris!! The fox could have tried harder!! This story discourages people. DUMB LOVERS!! What do they want, ask people to leave their dreams/

  118. Nice ….and thanks for help …..short and moralfull story…. just love it

  119. syed furqan ahmed

    August 28, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Itas very nice and moral is very nice

  120. Nice story,helpful

  121. It’s good and beneficial for our kids as they learn many more things. very good story 👍☺️

  122. I ❤️ Aesop’s Fables!!! 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👑👑👑👑👑👑👑😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  123. It was very use full……..

  124. Much usefull

  125. This is yery , yery good story

  126. Moral is not good.
    Improve its moral.

  127. this moral is so hard

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