The visiting historian was disposed
to be argumentative.
"Do not our efforts change the course
of human history?" he demanded.
"Oh yes, they do," said the Master.
"And have not our human labors
changed the earth?"
"They certainly have," said the Master.
"Then why do you teach that human effort
is of little consequence?"
Said the Master,
"Because when the wind subsides,
the leaves still fall."