Illustrated Children's Book by Johnny Gruelle 1919 - online version

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another might drop a nut which would grow into a lovely tree to keep me company."
But, many more years passed, and never again did a tiny squirrel sit upon the old, rough Stone and eat nuts. And never again did another tree grow above the old, rough Stone to keep him company.
"Ah me!" sighed the old, rough Stone, "We never know how well off we are until we lose something we really need!"