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A beggar's child stands shivering outside a candy store. The warmth of the well-lit store is a stark contrast to the bleak, grey surroundings.
The boy stands outside the candy store, pressing his hands agaisnt the glass window, staring intently at the front display. His eyes are trained on the biggest lollipop the store has for sale. He's lost in the swirling patterns on the lollipop, and in his mind he can taste it already.
Too bad he'll never be able to afford it.
The first branch said to the second branch, "I am bigger and stronger than you. When the wind blows, I will not be the one to fall."
The second branch replied adamantly, "I am longer and more supple than you. Even if the wind blows and I snap, it's okay, for I am still young, and out of me, new life will grow."
It didn't matter who won in the end, because the very next day, a few woodcutters came and chopped the big tree down.