The Plane Tree Story Once upon a time, there lived two merchants. One day, they went to another country for trading. It was a hot, sunny summer day. They felt exhausted and wanted to take rest. They saw a plane tree and sat under the shade of it.
One of the merchants looked at the branches and leaves of the tree and said, “Look at this tree. What a useless one. It has neither fruit nor nuts. Its wood is also useless.”
“I saved you from the hot sun. You are relaxing under my shade and you are calling me as useless.” replied the tree.
Moral: We should be grateful.