The Plane Tree
Two Travellers, walking in the noonday sun, sought the shade of a wide spreading 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.“
said a voice from the Plane Tree.
“You lie here in my cooling shade, and yet you say I am useless! Thus ungratefully do men receive their blessings!“
Our best blessings are often the least appreciated.