Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - The Tree Summary & Analysis

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The Tree Summary

"The Tree" is the story of two sculptors in ancient Greece, Musides and Kalos. The two men were both master sculptors and no one could tell which was better. They were also the best of friends with the utmost respect for each other's work. While they were both great sculptors and friends, they were very different temperamentally. Musides liked to visit the market place and revel and talk with the townspeople, while Kalos like to stay in the olive grove and think. Both men were summoned by the tyrant of Syracuse to build a statue of Tyche. Both men began working on the statue. Over time, Kalos began to fall inextricably ill. Musides would stay by his friend's side and sometimes go off to his reveling. Eventually Kalos succumbed to his illness and died. Before he died, he asked his friend...

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