The Boy and apple tree-

A long time
ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it
everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, took a nap under the
shadow…he loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by…the
little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day.
One day, the
boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and play with me” the
tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees any
more” the boy replied.
“I want toys. I
need money to buy them.” “Sorry, but I do not have money… but you can pick all
my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He
grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back
after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.

One day, the
boy who now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited “Come and play
with me” the tree said. “I do not have time to play. I have to work for my
family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “ Sorry, but I do not
have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the
man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see
him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and
One hot summer
day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!”
the tree said. “I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you
give me a boat?” said the man. “Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail
far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went
sailing and never showed up for a long time.
Finally, the
man returned after many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything
for you anymore. No more apples for you …” the tree said. “No problem, I
do not have any teeth to bite” the man replied. “No more trunk for
you to climb on” “I am too old for that now” the man said. “I really
cannot give you anything… the only thing left is my dying roots” the tree
said with tears. “I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired
after all these years” the man replied. “Good! Old tree roots are the best
place to lean on and rest, Come, come sit down with me and rest.” The man sat
down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears…

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