t find one that is much smaller."
So the man and the two children went along the path into the woods.
And before long the sound of the axe rang out through the stillness.
"I never was so frightened in my life," said Sammy. "I thought they were going to cut down this tree."
"I thought so, too," said Bobby. "But I was not frightened. I could jump to that next tree. It is not very far."
"I know that," said Sammy. "But I have a store-house in this tree."
"Where is it?" asked Bobby. "I wish you would show it to me. I am as hungry as a bear."
"So am I," said Sammy. "Let's have dinner now."
"We will call it a Christmas dinner. The children said this would make a good Christmas tree," said Bobby.
"I wonder what a Christmas tree is like," said Sammy, as he ran along the branch to find the store-house.
Bobby followed Sammy and peeped into the hole where the ten acorns were hidden.
Sammy took out a nut, and Bobby took out a nut.
They sat up on their hind legs and nibbled awa