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Nature Inspiration
Dec 24, 2016 11:04 AM 28952 Views



'The Cherry Tree' by Ruskin Bond is a wonderful book which explores the loving relationship between the mother nature and the human being .It talks about the boy named Rahul who loves and cares about the natural surrounding that he is so much connected with.

Rahul is a common school going boy. His parents live in the city areas far away from the himalayan region.his parents has sent him to stay in the grandpa's house located in the typical northern part of india. Rahul lives with his grandfather in this beautiful himalayan place where it is endowed with varieties of plants and animals.

Rahul's heart would dance in joy whenever he sees flowers dancing in the wind or hear the chirping of the bird in the early cool morning. Rahul become more and more attracted to all these part of nature.

Rahul has a'cherry tree' that he has plannted himself at certain distance from the house. Everytime he takes good care of the tree by watering it and providing good nourishment. Grandfather was very happy and proud of the his grandson. Rahul checks every day to ensure how well it is growing. His heart fills with ecstacy to know that it is thriving very well. He pictures about the cherry tree everyday. A time comes when the tree has reached to its fruit bearing stage.

To his greatest sadness and frustration a grass cutter from the another valley accidentally cut-off the well growing cherry tree. All his hopes and expectation comes to an end. Rahul has struggled a lot to bring the tree to a full height from all those cold harsh weather and snows.0nce upon a time it was a destruction by the hailstone in which all the leaves were shaded off leaving the tree naked and now it is a complete destruction.Rahul could not bear this situation and was thrown into utter hopeless.

Grandfather succeded in scolding the women, the grasscutter for not been careful.But it was no use now.Everything went in vein. the tree stands infront of them just like an old stump which his no live whatsoever,

That night Rahul didnt go to bed. His heart was crying a lot. He refuses to take anything.It was at this time that grandpa had a big responsibility. He tries to console Rahul that it will be alright.He sympathized him by encouraging him that tree will grow again though he knew that it won't. the day passed by and the season changes as usual. nothing happen.

But one day Rahul notice a small tender shoots growing from the side of the stump like tree.He was surprised.He told the news to grandfather. grandfather smiled back. He once again began to take care of the tree and at last his dream for full grown beautiful cherry tree came true

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