Two Travelers, worn out by the heat of the summer’s sun, laid themselves down at noon under the wide-spreading branches of a Plane-tree.Â
As they rested under its shade, one of the Travelers said to the other: “What a singularly useless tree is the Plane. It bears no fruit, and is not of the least service to man.”Â
The Plane-tree interrupting him said: “You ungrateful fellows! Do you, while receiving benefits from me, and resting under my shade, dare to describe me as useless, and unprofitable?”Â
Moral : Some men despise their best blessings because they come without cost.