62 a heart’s ease草
a story is told of a king who went into his garden one morning, and found everything withered and dying.
he asked the oak that stood near the gate what the trouble was.
he found it was sick of life and determined to die because it was not tall and beautiful like the pine.
the pine was all out of heart because it could not bear grapes, like the vine.
the vine was going to throw its life away because it could not stand erect and have as fine fruit as the peach tree.