Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
256. THE MOUSE, THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
Perry 15 (Chambry
A fox saw a cluster of grapes hanging from a trellis and wanted to eat
them, but the grapes were too high and she could not find a way to get
at them. A mouse saw the fox and grinned as he said, 'You'll have to go
hungry!' The fox didn't want a mouse to have the last word, so she replied,
'Those grapes are sour!'
The fable indicts wicked people who refuse to listen to reason.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.