The Lives of a Man – The Tree

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It was

The tree was tall and straight.

The Trunk of the Tree

It had

It had a massive trunk.

The Branches of the Tree

They were

The first branches were very high up.

The Man

He leaned

The man leaned on it.
He leaned on the trunk.
He leaned on the trunk and he looked up at the branches.

His Inability to Reach the Branches

He looked up

He looked up at the branches but he could not reach them.

He could see

He could see them but he could not reach them.

They were

They were too high.

He walked

The man walked around the tree.

He looked

He looked at it.
He looked at the bark.
He looked at the branches.
He looked at the roots.

They dug

The roots dug into the soil.

Wet Leaves

There were

There were leaves on the ground.

It was

Everything was wet.


He huddled

The man huddled against the tree.

He leaned

He leaned against it.

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His Embrace

He put

He put his arms around it and embraced it.

The Feel of it

It was

It was hard and cold.
It was hard and cold and tall and firm.

His Inability to Move it


He could not

He could not move it.
He could not push it over.
He could not make it sway.

It was

It was too big.
It was too strong.

He huddled

The man huddled against it.
He huddled against it and he tried to find protection from the wind and the rain.

He tried to find

He tried to find protection from the wind and the rain but he could not.

He walked on

He walked on.
After a while he walked on.

The Man’s Return to the Forest

He walked away

He walked away from the tree.
He walked away from the tree and he walked deeper into the forest.

He walked deeper into the forest.
He walked deeper and deeper into the forest.

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Draw a Picture of a tree and mark these things with labels:

tree
roots
trunk
bark
leaves
branches
twigs
limbs

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