The Fox And The Grapes – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

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Jean De La Fontaine Fables 44

Rosy and ripe, and ready to box,
The grapes hang high o’er the hungry Fox.
He pricks up his ears, and his eye he cocks…

Ripe and rosy, yet so high!–
He gazes at them with a greedy eye,
And knows he must eat and drink–or die.

When the jump proves to be beyond his power–
“Pooh!” says the Fox. “Let the pigs devour
Fruit of that sort. Those grapes are sour!”
Those grapes are sour!
Jean De La Fontaine Fables 45

Jean De La Fontaine Fables 46

Jean De La Fontaine Fables 47
Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks
Adapted from the French of La Fontaine.
Written by, W. T. Larned
Illustrated by, John Rae.
New York, July 1918.

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