The Fox and The Grapes

The Fox and The Grapes




A wax seal necklace featuring a scene from a well-known Aesop fable, a tiny fox leaving a grapevine trellis.

The words framing this piece reads in French:
ILS SONT TROP VERDS
(they are too green)

Sour Grapes.
You can’t get everything you want…

From the Aesop childhood fable “the Fox and the Grapes”
we all learn that “You can’t get everything you want.”

Aesop fable “the Fox and the Grapes”:

Once upon a time there was a fox strolling through the woods.
He came upon a grape orchard. There he found a bunch of
beautiful grapes hanging from a high branch.
“Boy those sure would be tasty,” he thought to himself.
He backed up and took a running start, and jumped.
He did not get high enough.

He went back to his starting spot and tried again.
He almost got high enough this time, but not quite.
He tried and tried, again and again, but just couldn’t get high
enough to grab the grapes.

Finally, he gave up.

As he walked away, he put his nose in the air and said:
“I am sure those grapes are sour.”

The moral of the story is you can’t get everything you want.

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