Once upon a time;
There were an apple tree and a little boy.
The little boy of our story always played under that tree and talked to it like a best friend. He climbed the apple tree sometimes to pick apples, lay down its shade, and made beautiful memories.
The little boy grew up, and he had no time to do all those childish plays with the apple tree.
One day the apple tree said to the boy: “Come and play with me.”
The boy replied: “I don’t like to play anymore. I have more important things to think of, I need many kinds of stuff for my life, and I don’t have money for it.”
The apple tree said: “You can sell my apples and buy what you need with the money.”
The boy liked the idea and picked all the apples and sold them and bought everything he needed. After that, the apple tree waited for the boy to visit, but the boy only stopped by when it was the season of picking apples.
A long time passed and the boy was young. He visited the apple tree.
“Why are you so sad? Come and sit under my shade. Let’s talk like the old days.” The apple tree asked.
The boy replied: “I need money, and your apples won’t cover the price anymore.”
The apple tree said: “Cut my branches and sell them to the woodcarver. He will pay you good money for that.”
The boy got happy and cut all the apple tree’s branches. The apple tree stood bare and alone.
A long time passed, and the boy came back and said: “I have to go on a trip, and I need a boat.”
The apple tree said: “You can make a boat with my trunk.”
The boy cut the apple tree, made a boat, and left again.
Many years passed, and the boy came to the apple tree, old, sad, and tired.
The apple tree said: “I don’t have any apple, branches, nor trunk to give you. I can’t even offer you any shade.”
The boy said: “I am tired of my acts. I just need to be beside you in my last days of life. The only thing that I can say is: “It is too late for me to regret all the things I did to you and my loved ones.”
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