The Fir and the Bramble


A fir-tree was one day boasting itself to a bramble. "You are of no use at all;" he said, "but tell me how could barns and houses be built without the aid of me?"

"Good sir," answered the bramble, "when woodmen come here with their axes and saws what would you give to be a bramble as humble as me, and in a fear as high and mighty as you are?"

A humble lot is secure and better very often than the danger that attend upon the lofty.