The Olive-Tree and the Fig-Tree

: Aesop's Fables

THE OLIVE-TREE ridiculed the Fig-Tree because, while she was

green all the year round, the Fig-Tree changed its leaves with

the seasons. A shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the

Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches and broke

them down with its weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty

and killing the tree. But finding the Fig-Tree denuded of

leaves, the snow fell through to the ground, and did not injure

it at all.