Dr. Seuss's the Lorax

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The Lorax The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a children's book about greed and destruction. The book is set in the forest of Truffula Trees. The Once-ler was riding through the country in his wagon one day and discovers the beautiful forest of Truffula Trees. Way back in the day when the grass was still green And the pond was still wet And the clouds were still clean, And the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space… One morning I came to this glorious place. And I first saw the trees! The Truffula Trees! The bright colored tufts of the Truffula Trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze. The forest of the Truffula Trees was very lush and full of life. The Brown Bar-ba-loots were playing in their Bar-ba-loot suits and the Humming-Fish were humming. It was a utopia, a heaven on Earth. The Once-ler was greedy though and didn't see the natural beauty of the Truffula Trees. Instead, the Once-ler saw the trees and thought of all the money he could make by chopping them down and knitting their tufts into Thneeds. When he chopped down the first Truffula Tree the Lorax came to his office to speak for the trees. He begged the Once-ler to not chop down the Truffula Trees, but the Once-ler was convinced that his Thneeds were the things that everyone needs. A Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat. But it has other uses. Yes, far beyond that. So the Once-ler sold his first Thneed and he was in business. Here was the chance for the Once-ler and his family to be rich so he called them all up and started a business. The Once-ler built a factory and his business was in full tilt. He chopped as many Truffula Trees as he could and kept making more and more Thneeds. He expanded and used super ax hackers that could cut down four trees at once. The Lorax came back and had more complaints for the Once-ler. NOW… thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, There's not enough Truffula Fruit to go 'round. And my poor...
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