"The trees waved their branches and rustled their leaves, but the smallest of all just stood stiff in the breeze. When Winter winds howled, the trees were afraid, and dropped their leaves, till there was no more shade. The smallest of all just stood brave and tall, and kept his green coat when snow started to fall. One day laughing children came pulling a sleigh; they cut on him gently and pulled him away. They dressed him in tinsel and bright shiny balls, in peppermint canes, tiny angels and dolls. And on Christmas morning 'twas easy to see-the smallest of all was the loveliest tree!"