The Man And The Wood

A MAN came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and begged all the Trees
to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose. The Trees
were good-natured and gave him one of their branches. What did the Man do but
fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree. Then
the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy the means of destroying
themselves.<br>