one day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. 'come and play with me' the tree said. 'i don't have time to play. i have to work for family. we need a house for shelter. can you help me?' 'sorry, but i don't have a house. but you can chop off my branches to build your house.' so the boy cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. the tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then. the tree was again lonely and sad.