The Golden Touch
There was a king named midas . He was very rich is laved his gold more than anything else . he had a large Kingdom , a good wife and a lovely little daughter . But he was not happy because he was never content with the heap of gold he had .he wanted much more . One day , he was counting his gold bars and coins , the only favourite pass time of him , he heard a voice .
“ Midas , “ said the voice sweetly , “ I have come from heaven . I can fulfil your wish . But it must be just one wish and no more .
“ Oh lord !” said midas with folded hands , May I turn everything to with my touch ? “ So most be it , “ said the voice ………… Next morning Midas overwhelmed with joy wanted to test his power . He touched the bed and it turned into shining gold and once . Midas , now happy beyond measure , turned all the furniture around him into gold with his touch .
Than he sat down to have his breakfast . But at his touch everything turned into gold . He was afraid . He could not eat gold . How then was he going to live ? Just then his little daughter came running to him . Midas hugged her dear daughter and then being horrified saw him daughter turn into gold . Midas in a desperate attempt shouted to her at the top of his voice and started shaking her like mad . But everything failed to bring her back to life .
She was now on more than a golden statue . Midas started weeping bitterly as never did before. The heavenly agent took pity on him at last .
Go down to her river , “ The voice said once more . “ Wash your hands in it . The golden touch will then go from you . Then fill a jar with the water of the river and sprinkle the water on your daughter . So saying the voice faded into silence . Midas some how collected himself and ran to the river as fast as he could . On reaching there he washed his hands in the river water . Then he carried water an a jar to the palace. He poured half the water of the jar on the golden statue of his daughter . the amazing thing happened again . The little girl become herself once again and started shaking off the water from her wet clothes. Midas then hugged her daughter with all the force of filial love he had in store for his daughter . He kissed her again and again promising secretly to himself that he would never value gold more than anything . he thus learnt a good lesson which he never forgot throughout the rest of his life .