The Man and the Wood

: Aesop's Fables

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.