A parable of the apple tree and man

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There was a great apple tree many years ago. A little boy liked to play on it every day. He climbed up to his top, eaten his apples, resting under his shadow. He loved the tree and the tree loved the boy to come to him.
Years passed, the boy grew up and did not come so often.

One day the boy went to the tree, but it looked sad.
"Come play with me," said the tree.
"I am no longer a child and do not play with trees," the boy replied. "I want toys, and I need money for them.
"I'm sorry, but I can not give you money. If you want, you can tear off my apples and sell them. So you will have money.

The boy brightened. He picked all the apples out of the tree and was happy. After that he did not come back for a very long time. And the tree remained sad and lonely.

One day the boy, already grown up, came again. The tree was very happy
"Come and play with me"
"I do not have time. I have to feed my family. We need a house. Can you help me?"

"I'm sorry, but I do not have a house. But you could cut off my branches and use them to make your own home."

The man cut all branches of the tree and left happy. Then he did not come back for a long time. The tree was lonely and sad.

The man came back on a hot summer day. The tree was extremely happy to see it.

"Come and play with me"
"I'm getting older. I want a boat to rest. Can you help me?"
"Use my trunk to make your boat. You will travel far and will be happy."
So the man cut the tree to make a boat. He sailed with it and did not show up for a long time.

After many years already very old man came to the tree
"Forgive me, my boy. I have nothing for you now. My apples are over ..."
"No problem, I do not have any teeth to eat them anymore."
"I do not have a stump on which to climb."
"I'm too old for that."
"I can't give you anything. Only a stump left me - said the tree with sorrow"
"I don't need anything. I only want a place to rest. I am tired after all these years."

"OK! An old wooden stump is a great place to relax."

"The man sat down, found comfort, and died, and the tree smiled happily."

 

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