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"...And after a long time the boy came back again. 
"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you- 
My apples are gone." 
"My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy. 
"My branches are gone," said the tree. 
"You cannot swing on them-" 
"I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy. 
"My trunk is gone," said the tree. 
"You cannot climb-" 
"I am too tired to climb," said the boy. 
"I am sorry," sighed the tree. 
"I wish that I could give you something... but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry..."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy, "just a quiet pleace to sit and rest. I am very tired." 
"Well," said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, 
"well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy."
Shel Silverstein - The Giving Tree, 1964.


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