It was quiet, green and peaceful. The four boys sat on the ground in the middle of the forest in the dappled sunlight. A smooth, round rock stood in the centre of the clearing. A bird perched high up in one of the trees whistled.
A winding stream ran through the forest and the boys could hear it bubbling and gurgling. The sun sparkled on the crystal clear water.
Then they heard footsteps followed by more footsteps and breaking twigs. The footsteps and cracking twigs grew louder.
The four boys looked at one another and knew they had no choice. Aspen the eldest of them who was tall and slim stood up and raised his arms skyward. He nodded to his friends sadly. He rooted his feet firmly into the ground. Aspen began to grow and his skin was transformed into bark. His arms were now two forked branches and other branches grew from his sides. Soon he was as tall as the other trees around him.
The hunter’s footsteps grew louder. Brooke’s eyes filled with tears as he silently waved goodbye to his friends. He followed the sound of the stream and dived in. Soon he was part of the water, running through the heart of the forest.
A twig cracked loudly and leaves rustled. “Iggy – Igneous, your turn,” whispered Jay hugging his best friend. Iggy’s mum was a geologist and was researching Igneous rocks just before he was born. She named him after her favourite rock.
Iggy was broad and a little short for his age. Iggy curled into a ball. Jay watched as his friend turned to a rock similar to the one that stood in the middle of the clearing.
Metal glinted through trees. Jay panicked and started to run. Soon his feet were no longer on the ground. His arms were wings. He was a beautiful blue jay flying in the air.
The hunters crashed into the clearing and looked around. They stopped to rest. They broke branches from a young Aspen tree and lit a fire. They carved their names deep into the rock. They looked to the top of the trees and noticed a blue jay silently observing them. ‘Dinner!’ shouted one and aimed his gun at the bird. The jay fell hitting branches all the way down. ‘He’s tiny,’ protested one of them but they threw him onto the fire anyway. They tossed the charred jay and their litter into the sparkling clear brook and left.
Then the trees lashed their faces with their branches, the water expanded into a river and encircled them. The rock blocked their only exit and the blue jays sang incessantly, louder and louder. The forest would never be tranquil again.
它很安静，绿色与和平。 四个男孩在森林中的斑驳阳光的中间坐在地上。 平滑圆润的石头站在空地的中央。 鸟栖高在呼啸的树种之一。
四个男孩互相望了一眼，知道他们别无选择。 阿斯彭的大女儿是谁是身材苗条的站了起来，向天空举起双臂。 他点点头对他的朋友伤心地。 他植根于他的双脚牢牢地插入地面。阿斯开始成长，他的皮肤被改造成树皮。 他的胳膊现在2分叉的树枝和其他部门，从他的两侧增加。 不久，他的身高为他周围的其他树木。
猎人的脚步声日益高涨。 布鲁克的眼里充满了泪水，他默默地挥手告别他的朋友。 他跟着流的声音，跳入水中，很快他是水的一部分，穿过森林的心脏运行。
树枝破获了一声，叶沙沙作响。 “伊基 - 火成岩，轮到你了，”小声周杰伦拥抱了他最好的朋友。 伊基的妈妈是一位地质学家，并研究在他出生之前火成岩。 她叫他自己最喜欢的摇滚之后。
伊基是广泛的，有点短了他的年龄。 伊基蜷成一团。 周杰伦看着他的朋友变成一个类似，在空地的中间放着一块石头。
闪闪发光的金属通过树木。 周杰伦惊慌失措，拔腿就跑。 不久，他的脚不再在地上。 他的胳膊翅膀。 他是一个美丽的蓝鸦飞在空中。
猎人们撞向结算，环顾四周。 他们停下来休息。 他们打破分支从一个年轻的阿斯树，点燃了一把火。 他们刻自己的名字深入到岩石上。 他们看着树的顶部，发现一个蓝色周杰伦静静地观察它们。 “吃饭了！” 喊之一，举枪瞄准的鸟。 周杰伦下跌触及树枝一路下滑。 “他是微小的，”抗议他们中的一个，但他们把他扔上了火呢。 他们扔了烧焦的周杰伦和自己的后代在波光粼粼清澈的小溪走了。
那么树木抨击他们的脸与他们的分支机构，扩展成河的水，包围他们。 岩石挡住了他们唯一的出口和蓝鸟唱个不停，越来越响亮。 森林不会再是宁静的。