Your Name: THONGLEUP BOUNDARAK
General Purpose: To inspire
Topic Sentence: The Boy and The Apple Tree
A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. It loved a little boy very much, the boy loved to come and play around it everyday. The boy used to collect leaves from the tress to make into a crown. He would act like a King. The little boy also liked to climb to the treetop. He loved to grab on to the tree branches and to swing like a monkey. The little boy loved to pluck the apples from the tree. He would then eat them. He would often take a nap under the cool shadow of the apple tree. He loved the tree and the tree was so happy.
The years passed and the time went by, the boy came back to the tree one day and the tree said, “ Come and play with me.” The boy said, “ I am no longer a kid. I do not play around a tree anymore. I want toys. I need money to buy them.” The tree said, “ I am sorry I do not have money but you pick all my apples and sell them so you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The tree was happy.
The boy never came back for a long time after he had picked the apples. The tree was sad. One day, the boy who had then grown into a man, returned and the tress was excited. “ Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “I am sorry I do not have any house but you can chop off my branches to build your house,” the tree said. So the man cut all the branches of the tree and then left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back for a long, long time. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” the tree said. “I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” the man asked. “Use my trunk to build your boat,” the tree said. “You can sail far away and be happy.” So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. The tree was happy, but it was not the true.
Finally, the man returned after many years. “Sorry my boy, I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you…” the tree said. “No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite” the man replied. “No more truck for you to climb on,” the tree said. “I am too old for that now,” the man said. “I really cannot give you anything but the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears. “I do not need much now, I just need a place to rest. I am so very tired after all these years,” the man replied.
“Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, come, come sit down with me and rest,” the old tree root said. The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.
Body: (Sequence of events)
I. The kid and the tree were so happy to play together. They love and care each other.
II. The days passed, the boy changed. He is not a kid anymore and he does not want to play around. Instead he asked for toys and stuffs.
III. The apple tree always love, support, and help the boy even though he has changed, he has grown up, and keep the distance from it. The tree always misses him.
V. The boy now become an old man and he cannot help himself at all and he is now still want to rest in the old tree roots and the tree root is always be there for him.
This is a life story of every individual. When we are young, we need the support of the parents. As we grow old, we ignore them and never care of them, but seek help from parents only when we need any help. Finally, when we become parents and age, we understand that how great the parents are. Whatever may be the condition, parents are always ready to help their children.
No matter how busy you are, please share sometimes with your parents. We owe a lot to our parents, many teachers, relatives and friends who have given us their times, care, and love through the years since we grow up. Filial piety and gratitude are noble and greatest spiritual virtues to cultivate. We must show our gratitude to our parents and people who care for us. Do not hesitate and do not wait until it is too late.