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 goodnatured
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