Short Fiction #26 The Woodcutter
The sound of chopping reached Samuelâ€™s ears. He ventured further into the forest. Soon he found the source of the noise.
â€œWhat are you doing?â€ he asked.
â€œChopping down this tree, my good man,â€ replied his old friend Alexander.
â€œPray tell; why are you doing that?â€
â€œThis tree is needed for a lofty purpose,â€ explained Alexander.
â€œAnd what wouldst that noble purpose be?â€
â€œIts reason for standing here two hundred years or more is for just this moment. Please observe. Is not winter coming? This old dead tree will keep my family cosy this winter. Meanwhile, it keepeth me both strong and warm.â€
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