Ye who would pass by and raise your hand against me, harken ere you harm me. I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights; the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun; and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your thirst as you journey on. I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table, the bed on which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat. I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your-homestead, the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin. I am the gift of God and friend of man. Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer. HARM ME NOT."