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'Cottonwood Tree'

Best story, by Esther Sayler

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Editor’s note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the “Most Interesting Story” category of the Great Bend Tree Board’s first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013.

Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown,  standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. It was a time when he would walk to the little one-room school house for his lessons and then help with chores after ...

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