Once there was a wealthy king named Midas. Midas treasured many things. But the things that he treasured most was his daughter, Marygold, and the thing that every king loves, GOLD.
One day, King Midas was in his treasure chamber when a strange man appeared before him. Midas realized he was more than mortal, for he had a golden glow around him. The stranger granted Midas the wish to change anything to gold giving him The Golden Touch.
The next morning, King Midas was already up and ready to try out his golden touch. He touched a chair but was grievously disappointed to find that it didn't change. However, once the sun shone through the window The Golden Touch had come to him.
Later on, after turning many things to gold, King Midas was ready to have breakfast with his daughter Marygold. When she came to eat he was astonished to find her crying. She hated the gold roses, for it had no more smell. When going to comfort her she had stopped crying, he had then realized that he had turned his daughter to gold.
Once he was at the most desperate time the stranger can back to teach him his lesson. Once King Midas learned his lesson the stranger told him to go to the river jump into it and to then take a pitcher of the river water and throw it on anything he wants to be reverted back from gold.
After jumping in the river, Midas touched a purple flower, which it's purple pigment. He ran off to the castle, the pitcher full of water and doused Marygold with water. She returned to her normal state amaze to why her father was throwing water on her. Midas now tells this story to his golden haired grandchildren with great pleasure.