He contemplated his lonely existence and dug his roots deeper into the ground out of frustration.

“What is the point of my existence if I am to be alone all my life!” he demanded to no-one in particular. 

The surrounding grass grew quiet and stiff from the unexpected outburst, but only for a moment. They felt the tree's frustration and wished they could help. Suddenly, the grass waved with news of an incoming storm…

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