The Giving Tree
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. 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 little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree.
必威官网登陆One day, the boy came back to the tree and looked sad."Come and play with me,”the tree asked the boy.
必威官网登陆"I am no longer a kid;I don't play around trees anymore,” the boy replied, "I want toys. I need money to buy them."
"Sorry, but I don't have you can pick all my
apples and sell them. So, you will have money." The boy was so excited. He picked all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy didn't come back after he picked the apples.
必威官网登陆The tree was sad.
必威官网登陆One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited."Come and play with me,”the tree said.
必威官网登陆"I don't have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?" "Sorry, I don't have a house. But you can cut off my branches to build your house."So the boy cut all the branches of the tree and left happily.
The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy didn't appear since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.
必威官网登陆One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted. "Come and play with me!”the tree said.
必威官网登陆"I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax you give me a boat?" "Use my trunk to build the boat. You can sail and be happy." So the boy cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and did not show up for along time.
Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years "Sorry, my boy. But I don't have anything for you any more apples for you，”the tree said. "I don't have teeth to bite,”the boy replied. "No more trunk for you to climb on." "I am too old for that now,”the boy said. "I really want to give you something... the only thing left is my dying roots，”the tree said with tears. "I don't need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,”the boy replied. "Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come here, please sit down with me and have a rest." The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears...