Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs.
This happened every year; and the young Fir Tree, that had now grown to a very comely size, trembled at the sight; for the magnificent great trees fell to the earth with noise and cracking, the branches were lopped off, and the trees looked long and bare; they were hardly to be recognised; and then they were laid in carts, and the horses dragged them out of the wood.
When Christmas came, quite young trees were cut down: trees which often were not even as large or of the same age as this Fir Tree, who could never rest, but always wanted to be off.
"And then?" asked the Fir Tree, trembling in every bough.
We don't want the others." Then two servants came in rich livery and carried the Fir Tree into a large and splendid drawing-room.
They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree
it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.
The coarse evergreen color of the small fir trees
scattered here and there among the birches was an unpleasant reminder of winter.
Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees
, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
All the shrubs, fir trees
, stables, houses, etc., seem to be bent in a slanting direction, as by an immense pressure of air.
There is a big grove of fir trees
behind it, two rows of Lombardy poplars down the lane, and a ring of white birches around a very delightful garden.
The winds were out in their tops, and there is no sweeter music on earth than that which the wind makes in the fir trees