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(Based on an Aesop's Fable)

By Josie Whitehead

Fox and the Grapes (The)

A fox, in a vineyard, saw some very fine grapes
     Which dangled from high on a bough.
'They may be delicious,' thought Freddy the Fox,
     'But to get them?  My problem is ‘how’?'

He jumped and he jumped and quite wore himself out
     But reach them?  Of course he did not -
And all of this jumping caused Freddy the Fox
      To begin to feel terribly hot.

He leapt up again and then had to give up
     For he’d jumped now for more than an hour,
So, walking away, with his nose in the air
     He declared: 'Well, they were probably sour.'

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