NCERT Textbook - The Little Fir Tree Class 4 Notes | EduRev

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Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
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Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
Page 3


Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
“Oh dear!” said the fir tree. I like 
my old needle-like leaves best, for 
goats do not eat them.
No man can steal them.
The wind will do them no 
harm.”
The tree 
went to sleep. 
When it woke 
up the next 
morning it had 
all its needles 
back again.
“Oh! I never 
was so happy,”  
said the little 
fir tree.
New words
pretty, needles,
leaves, gold, stole
26
Reading is fun
(a) The pretty little fir tree 
was happy with gold 
leaves but...
(b) The fir tree
was sad...
(c) The fir tree was not 
happy with the gold 
leaves... 
a man stole
them.
all the leaves got
wet in rain.
a goat came
along and ate them.
1. Tick ( ) the correct answer – ?
because the goats 
came and ate them up.
a man 
stole them.
the gold 
leaves broke.
27
because it had
yellow leaves.
because it had
needle-like leaves.
because it was
very short.
Page 4


Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
“Oh dear!” said the fir tree. I like 
my old needle-like leaves best, for 
goats do not eat them.
No man can steal them.
The wind will do them no 
harm.”
The tree 
went to sleep. 
When it woke 
up the next 
morning it had 
all its needles 
back again.
“Oh! I never 
was so happy,”  
said the little 
fir tree.
New words
pretty, needles,
leaves, gold, stole
26
Reading is fun
(a) The pretty little fir tree 
was happy with gold 
leaves but...
(b) The fir tree
was sad...
(c) The fir tree was not 
happy with the gold 
leaves... 
a man stole
them.
all the leaves got
wet in rain.
a goat came
along and ate them.
1. Tick ( ) the correct answer – ?
because the goats 
came and ate them up.
a man 
stole them.
the gold 
leaves broke.
27
because it had
yellow leaves.
because it had
needle-like leaves.
because it was
very short.
“Oh dear!” said the fir tree. I like 
my old needle-like leaves best, for 
goats do not eat them.
No man can steal them.
The wind will do them no 
harm.”
The tree 
went to sleep. 
When it woke 
up the next 
morning it had 
all its needles 
back again.
“Oh! I never 
was so happy,”  
said the little 
fir tree.
New words
pretty, needles,
leaves, gold, stole
26
Reading is fun
(a) The pretty little fir tree 
was happy with gold 
leaves but...
(b) The fir tree
was sad...
(c) The fir tree was not 
happy with the gold 
leaves... 
a man stole
them.
all the leaves got
wet in rain.
a goat came
along and ate them.
1. Tick ( ) the correct answer – ?
because the goats 
came and ate them up.
a man 
stole them.
the gold 
leaves broke.
27
because it had
yellow leaves.
because it had
needle-like leaves.
because it was
very short.
Page 5


Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
Shetty the magician was 
returning home, when 
all of a sudden it 
began to rain. It 
rained heavily. Shetty  
looked around for 
shelter and saw a pretty 
little fir tree. He ran 
towards it as fast as he 
could.
Soon the rain 
stopped. Shetty was 
happy, that he did 
not get wet.
“Thank you, 
you have been 
kind to me. I would 
like to reward you. 
Ask for four wishes 
and I will grant 
them,” said the 
magician.
The Little Fir Tree
24 25
The sad fir tree had leaves like 
needles and no birds ever made 
their nests on it. So it said, “I 
wish I had green leaves like 
my other friends.”
Next morning, its wish was 
granted. Soon a goat came 
along and ate all the green 
leaves. “Oh! dear,” said the fir 
tree. “I wish I had gold leaves as 
goats do not eat gold leaves.”
When the little fir tree woke up the next 
morning it was surprised to see gold leaves.
“How happy I am!” it said.
A man came along and stole the 
gold leaves.
“I wish I had glass 
leaves instead. Men do 
not steal glass leaves.”
The next day its 
glass leaves shone in 
the bright sun. “How 
happy I am!” it said.
At night the wind 
blew whoo...oo...oo. All 
the glass leaves broke.
25
“Oh dear!” said the fir tree. I like 
my old needle-like leaves best, for 
goats do not eat them.
No man can steal them.
The wind will do them no 
harm.”
The tree 
went to sleep. 
When it woke 
up the next 
morning it had 
all its needles 
back again.
“Oh! I never 
was so happy,”  
said the little 
fir tree.
New words
pretty, needles,
leaves, gold, stole
26
Reading is fun
(a) The pretty little fir tree 
was happy with gold 
leaves but...
(b) The fir tree
was sad...
(c) The fir tree was not 
happy with the gold 
leaves... 
a man stole
them.
all the leaves got
wet in rain.
a goat came
along and ate them.
1. Tick ( ) the correct answer – ?
because the goats 
came and ate them up.
a man 
stole them.
the gold 
leaves broke.
27
because it had
yellow leaves.
because it had
needle-like leaves.
because it was
very short.
“Oh dear!” said the fir tree. I like 
my old needle-like leaves best, for 
goats do not eat them.
No man can steal them.
The wind will do them no 
harm.”
The tree 
went to sleep. 
When it woke 
up the next 
morning it had 
all its needles 
back again.
“Oh! I never 
was so happy,”  
said the little 
fir tree.
New words
pretty, needles,
leaves, gold, stole
26
Reading is fun
(a) The pretty little fir tree 
was happy with gold 
leaves but...
(b) The fir tree
was sad...
(c) The fir tree was not 
happy with the gold 
leaves... 
a man stole
them.
all the leaves got
wet in rain.
a goat came
along and ate them.
1. Tick ( ) the correct answer – ?
because the goats 
came and ate them up.
a man 
stole them.
the gold 
leaves broke.
27
because it had
yellow leaves.
because it had
needle-like leaves.
because it was
very short.
Word building
1. By changing the circled word to its opposite, rewrite 
these sentences. One has been done for you.
(a) I carry a light bag to school every day.
I carry a heavy bag to school every day.
(b) Rina won the race.
_______________________________________
(c) I love eating vegetables.
_______________________________________
(d) This glass of milk is full.
_______________________________________
(e) The old man is wise.
_______________________________________
2. Now give the opposite of the words below by
adding  or .
happy _____________ important _____________
polite _____________ perfect _____________
seen _____________ healthy _____________
proper _____________ safe _____________
lucky _____________ patient _____________
possible _____________ pure _____________
un im
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3. Rita  her dog Sheroo. Every day, Sheroo would  of the 
house and back himself. But one day he did not come home. 
Rita looked  for him. Tears 
rolled her cheeks. Sheroo was . 
He was  to be found. Rita was 
 when she reached home. She got 
into her bed. All of a sudden something 
jumped on her. Can you guess who it 
was? Rita was very .
Give the opposites of the words in .
loved go out
come 
everywhere
 down lost
nowhere
crying
happy
blue
Let’s write
1. Rewrite the passage below using capital letters where necessary –
(i) one saturday afternoon amarjit and his little sister rani 
went for a picnic to india gate. there they saw ducks, water 
and their friend raj
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
(ii) oh dear said the fir tree I like my old needle-like leaves best 
for goats don't eat them and no man can steal them
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
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