すっぱいブドウ (A1)

●あらすじ

ある日キツネが美しいぶどうが木になっているのを見つけました。

教訓:自分が届く事の出来ないものに関しては嫌ったり価値を低く評価することが多い。


●本編

One day, A Fox found a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a tree.
The grapes were full with juice, and the Fox's mouth watered as he looked at them.

The grapes were on a high branch and the Fox had to jump to get it.
He kept jumping and jumping. He even took a running leap at it.
Even then, he couldn't reach the grapes.

Finally, he sat down and said, 
"I am a fool. I'm tiring myself out for a bunch of sour grapes. They are not worth it."
He gave up on the grapes and walked away. 


Lesson: There are many who pretend to hate and underrate things that are beyond their reach.