|Aesop's Fables a series by F. Sancha
The Fox and the Grapes
caption: A hungry fox, finding that he could not reach some
tempting bunches of ripe grapes,
declared that they were sour and that he did not want them...
...The Germans, after their armies had vainly attempted to reach
Paris, Calais, Petrograd and Verdun,
tried to pretend that these were not their objects.