Set in Russia, a young boy called Savushkin, was constantly late for his school lessons. A new teacher Anna Vasilevna, notices this and decides to confront him as to the reasoning behind his lateness.
- Anna talks to Savushkin privately asking to see his mother, he says gladly, innocently, not fully realising why at first. He invites her to meet his mother
- Savushkin walks Anna through the forest path, towards his house. He points out all the nature and beauty of the forest to Anna, explaining it to her when she did not understand
- Savushkin leads Anna to the Winter Oak. She realises why Savushkin is constantly late, but eventually accepts that it is appropriate for Savushkin to walk through the forest