THE PLANE TREE
TWO TRAVELLERS, 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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