06 March 2007

scotland stories

A story from Thurso:

Four girls were making a tiger trying to paw at a butterfly flying around a tree. That's the tree, above. And they had been trying for five minutes or so to glue down the tree to the cardboard, but it just kept falling over. And still, they kept trying. So I went over to them to ask them what they were doing. They said they were making a tree. And so I asked them if this is what trees looked like. And they said "yes." So I asked, "is this really what trees look like? What to trees have to keep them standing up" They looked confused, but after a bit of thought, one of them said "trees have roots," and as soon as she said that, another one said "we can cut slits up the sides and give our tree some roots." So they did. And their tree stood.