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The Giant and the Leaf

Submitted by eagle on Thu, 12/26/2019 - 09:45

Once upon a time, there was a giant. The giant sat down in a bed of grass. Tired, he lay down.

A leaf of grass sprung up beside the giant. The giant said to the leaf of grass, "I could crush you easily."

The leaf of grass scoffed. "You could crush me easily," said the leaf of grass. "But I am connected to other leaves of grass."

"I could crush those leaves of grass easily, too," said the giant.

"You could crush as many leaves of grass as you want," admitted the leaf. "However, we are connected to many more than you can possibly crush. And they will keep on growing, long after you have ceased to live."

"So?" said the giant, somewhat trembling.

"So," said the leaf of grass. "Go ahead and crush me if you will. I will hardly even feel it. We will keep on growing anyways. And we can crush you easily."


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