Fairy-tale «The little fir-tree»
(It is devoted to such holidays as Christmas, New Year)
A little fir-tree lived in the forest. It had leaves like long green needles. It was a pretty little tree, but it was not happy. One day it said “I don,t like needles. My needles are hard. The birds will not nest in
them. All the other trees have leaves. Next day, when the little tree woke up, it had green leaves. It was just like the other trees. “ Now I am happy”, it said. But a goat come and ate all the green leaves. “Oh! “ said the fir-tree, “I wish I had gold leaves. Goats do not eat gold leaves”. Next day, when the little tree woke up, it had gold leaves and put them into a bag. “Oh!” said the fir-tree, “I wish I had glass leaves. Nobody will want my glass leaves”. Next day, when the littlie tree woke up, it had glass
leaves. “Oh!” said the fir-tree, “I wish I had my needles again. Goats do not eat them. Men do not want them. The wind will not break them”. Next day it had all its needles again. “Oh, I never was so happy!” said the little fir-tree.