Once, there was a king called Midas. He was very rich. Rich people are never satisfied. They want more and more. The more they have, the more they want. The king was not satisfied. He had much gold but he wanted more and more. He thought if he had the golden touch, he would be the happiest man. A wise god granted his wish promptly.
One morning, he got up early and started walking around his garden as usual and touched a white rose in the garden. Then he saw to his utter surprise, that the flower had turned into a piece of white gold. He was amazed and touched another plant which, in an instant, turned into gold. It was really amusing to him. He started playing with his new found blessing.
Right at that moment, his only daughter entered teh garden. When he embraced his daughter to share his delight with her, to his sheer grief, he found her being turned into a statue of gold. He became very shocked at this and prayed to the god to take back the destructive blessing. After few moments, the girl came to life. The king became happy again.