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The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono was wan extraordinary story about one individual's efforts to aid the environment. It tells the story of one shepherd's broad and effective singlehanded conclusion to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps near Provence during the first half of the 20th century. '' The story is narrated by a guy who during the book in anonymous. The story begins in the year 1910, when a young man is undertaking a long hiking trip through Provence, France, and to the Alps. Even the narrator runs out of water at a treeless, uninhabited valley in which there isn't any trace of culture. The narrator finds just a dried up nicely, however, is rescued with a midsize shepherd who offers him a drink of water from his water-gourd. Later, the shepherd takes the narrator to his cabin where he gives him food and a spot at night. As the narrator remains for the night he becomes interested in this shepherd, who resides alone in this rock house, and decides to remain for some time longer. The shepherd, after being hammered, had decided to revive the destroyed landscape of this isolated and largely abandoned valley by single-handedly nurturing a woods, tree by tree. The shepherd, Elzéard Bouffier, makes holes in the ground and crops acorns that he'd collected from far away into these holes. The narrator was amazed at what this guy had completed all by itself. It had been an incredible project which not just anyone might have done. Even the narrator leaves the shepherd understanding for sure that he could be back to see what he had accomplished. He later struggles in World War One. In 1920 the guy returns back to exactly the same valley. Rather than seeing a desolated valley with minimal progress, to his astonishment that there were saplings...