A little fir tree lived in an enormous forest.
However the little fir tree was not happy.
He wanted to grow more quickly.
At Christmas time, many trees were chopped down.
One day he heard sparrows chirping in the tall trees.
‘We have peeped in the windows of the houses in town
and seen trees decorated with lights, tinsel and colourful baubles’.
As seasons passed the fir grew big and strong.
One winter the wood cutter cut down the fir.
He was brought to a house in the town,
where the family put lights around him,
baubles on his branches
and presents under his trunk.
When Christmas came to an end,
the family took down the decorations.
The fir tree was thrown into a storeroom.
It was cold and his only company was some mice.
‘Were you happy?’
asked a mouse.
‘Not really,’ replied the fir.
The next day the fir tree was brought to the yard.
A child pulled at his branches.
He was chopped for firewood.
‘I wish I had enjoyed life,’ he thought.
The lesson is, enjoy life!