She was preparing to start her climb — looking for a good handhold — when the tree opened its eyes.
“What are you doing?”
“I was going to climb you….”
“Why on Earth would you do something like that?”
She shrugged. “It just seemed like a fun thing to do. I bet I could see all the way to town from there.” She pointed to a particular branch, more than halfway up.
“Oh, you certainly could; it’s quite a view. Well, I suppose it couldn’t hurt. Best get on with it before it gets too dark and you can’t climb safely down.”