English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 8. The Fox and the Grapes
The fox is very fond of itself, knowing itself to be both clever and handsome. Although the farmer chases it with a gun, the fox knows how to avoid it. Although the farmer locks up the hens and ducks each night, the fox always finds something else to eat. One night the fox finds a bunch of juicy grapes, which are just out of its reach. Even though the fox can normally get what it wants, on this occasion the grapes remain out of its reach. So, it pretends that it didn’t want them anyway, claiming that they would be sour.