Thick bark covered the massive tree. The radiating limbs were so enormous that many lay upon the ground, too large to be supported in the air. The countless small leaves let a dappling of sunlight fall upon the earth beneath the tree. Despite its age, the great oak was free of both moss and lichen.
Whenever the wind picked up, the branches still suspended in the air swayed slowly and their leaves made a soft hissing. The people in the village said was the old tree grumbling that his rest was being disturbed and avoided the tree on windy days.