Tree and Ax 树与斧子
2021-03-26 15:42:54

Tree and Ax

I'like to tell you a story today ,it is Tree and Ax:A woodman came into a forest to ask the trees to give him a handle for Ax.It seemed so modest a request that the principal tree at once agreed to it,and it was settled among them that the plain,homely Ash should finish what was wanted.No sooner had the woodman fitted the staff to his purpose,than he began laying about him on all side.Felling the whole matter too late,whishpered to the Cedar:“the fist concession has lost all;if we has not a sacrificed our humble neighbor,we might have yet stood for ages ourselves”The story was a satire on ungrateful people,and it also shows us that giving alms to the enemy is cruelty to yourself