The Golden Touch

The Golden Touch

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  • You are the richest man in the world. 
  • I have a lot of gold, but I should like much more; for gold is the best and the most wonderful thing in the world.
  • Your wish shall be granted, at sunrise tomorrow morning your slightest touch will turn everything into gold. But I warn you that your gift will not make you happy!!
  • If I could have but one wish I would ask that everything I touch should turn to beautiful yellow gold.
  • Wow! Everything I touch turns into gold!
  • Midas was a king of great fortune. He shared his life of abundance in a great castle with his beautiful daughter. Midas thought that his greatest happiness was provided by gold. His avarice was such that he used to spend his days counting his golden coins!
  • Oh no! My adorable, wonderful girl turned gold also! What have I done?
  • One day a stranger appeared and granted him a wish. The next day, Midas woke up eager to see if his wish would become true. He touched a chair, the carpet, his bathtub, turning everything to gold until he got exhausted and happy at the same time!
  • Take away this horrible gift! Take all my lands. Take everything, only give me back my little daughter...
  • Are you sure that you no longer wish the golden touch?
  • Walking through the rose garden he turned the roses into gold which lost their wonderful fragrances.
  • I have learned my lesson, I no longer think that gold is the greatest thing in the world.
  •   At breakfast, he turned all his food into gold. When Midas hugged his beloved daughter, she turned into a golden statue! Despaired and fearful, Midas wished the Golden Touch away.
  • The stranger heard Midas and reappeared. He told Midas to go to the river and plunge inside and wash away the touch with sand. 
  • Sprinkling water turned all including his daughter back to normal. Midas became a better person, grateful for all he had in his life. Legend has it that in the sand of the river lies the gold he touched... 
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