Once upon a time the forest was in a great commotion. Early in the evening the wise old cedars had shaken their heads ominously and predicted strange things. They lived in the forest many, many years; but they had never seen such marvellous sights as were to be seen now in the sky, and upon the hills, and in the distant village.
"I am filled with such amazement," said one of the cedars, "that I can hardly speak. The whole sky seems to be aflame, and the stars appear to be dancing among the clouds; angles walk down from heaven to the earth, and enter the village or talk with the shepherds upon the hills."
"Pray tell us what you see,” pleaded a little vine; “we who are not as tall as you can behold none of these wonderful things. Describe them to us, that we may enjoy them with you.”