The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree

The olive tree ridiculed the fig tree because, while she was green all the year round, the fig tree changed its leaves with the seasons. A shower of snow fell upon them and, finding the olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches. At length the olive tree's branches broke with the snow's weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and killing the tree. Finding the fig tree without leaves, the snow fell through the branches to the ground and did not injure it at all.