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AESOP’S FABLES

THE PLANE TREE

20 THE PLANE TREE

Two Travelers, walking in the noonday sun, sought the shade of a widespreading tree to rest. As they lay looking up among the pleasant leaves, they saw that it was a Plane Tree.

“How useless is the Plane!” said one of them. “It bears no fruit whatever, and only serves to litter the ground with leaves.”

“Ungrateful creatures!” said a voice from the Plane Tree. “You lie here in my cooling shade, and yet you say I am useless! Thus ungratefully, O Jupiter, do men receive their blessings!”

Our best blessings are often the least appreciated.


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The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles Kingsley.

“Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! A message from the dead – from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.” 

– Charles Kingsley

“The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.” 

– Charles Kingsley (The Water-Babies)

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