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 Aesop's Fables
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     The Jackdaw and the Fox


A Jackdaw half-died with hunger seated himself on a fig-tree, which had produced some fruit entirely out of season, and was waiting in the hope that the figs would ripen.

 A Fox seeing him sitting so long and learning the reason of his doing so, said to him, "You are indeed, sir, sadly fooling yourself; you are indulging a hope strong enough to cheat you, but which will never reward you with enjoyment."

 

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