He who Laughs Last… is a sarcastic grotesque on the law of the fittest. Three trees try to put each other in the shade; the smallest gets the least sunlight, and so the other two laugh. They, in turn, are cut down by two lumberjacks, and so the smallest tree laughs. Then it falls the first victim of a forest fire, and so the rest of the forest laughs. But the forest fire spreads, killing the trees in the area, the country, the world. Then the entire world goes up in flame, leaving a tiny leaf suspended in space. The leaf laughs. But "he who laughs last laughs best."