The Jackdaw And The Fox
A half-famished Jackdaw seated himself on a fig-tree, which had produced
some fruit entirely out of season, and waited 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 deceiving
yourself; you are indulging a hope strong enough to cheat you, but
which will never reward you with enjoyment."