THE WOODCUTTER AND THE KING (TAKEN FROM HARVEST MOON BACK TO NATURE)

Once upon a time there was a woodcutter who lives in a small country. One day the woodcutter were called before the king. The king ordered the woodcutter to go and find a special nut that was said to prolong life.

‘The woodcutter finally found the rare nut way on the top of a tall tree in the forest. But as he prepared to cut the tree down, the woodcutter suddenly heard a voice. It was the tall tree, asking ‘please don’t cut me down’. The woodcutter felt pity for the tree and decided to let it stand. To his surprise, the tall tree gave him the nut in thanks. The woodcutter had never seen a nut of that colour before, but he dutifully sent the nut to the king.

The king ordered the woodcutter to chop down the tree down and bring it to the castle. But the woodcutter refused. In anger, the king threw the woodcutter in the dungeon and set off himself to cut down the tree. But none of the trees had any nuts, and the king lost his way and never came out.

The woodcutter was saved.

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