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‘Value of trees’: Story by Chaitanya Gupta, Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park



Once upon a time, there was a beautiful forest. There lived two trees named Chintu and Pintu, who were brothers. Chintu and Pintu had many friends like the rabbit and his brothers, the group of monkeys, the family of birds, Bunky the bear and the wise old wolf.

One day, all the friends were chatting. Suddenly Pintu saw a woodcutter coming toward the forest. Pintu said, “Hey look, a woodcutter is coming towards the forest! Run! Run!” But no one ran. They said “You give us food, shelter and fresh air to breathe. How can we leave you in danger and go?” Chintu and Pintu thanked them and said, “Okay, you all hide behind us,” said the two brother trees. So, the monkeys and the birds hid inside the leaves of the tree and the other animals hid behind the tree.

The woodcutter was very confused because there were many trees to cut. Suddenly he saw Chintu and Pintu, the huge trees. He said, “I am ready to cut these two trees.” The wise old wolf had already told his plan to the animals. When the woodcutter came near the trees, the group of monkeys jumped on him and started imitating him, then the family of birds started pecking him, then the rabbit and his brothers started jumping around him and the Bunkey bear started roaring.

When all the animals were busy at their work, the wise old wolf ran to the lion king. The wise old wolf told the king what he had to do. Then they ran together to where all the animals were. The king roared and the woodcutter ran for his life. Chintu and Pintu said, “Thank you!”

Later the woodcutter thought “I never thought that trees give animals so many things like food and shelter!” He then decided to never cut trees.