#534 The Golden Touch by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Once upon a time there was a very rich king by the name of Midas. He loved gold more than anything in the world. One day a stranger approached him and granted him one wish. Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. At the time, it seemed like a wonderful wish, But, alas, all good things come to an end. One day, Midas accidentally patted his daughter Marigold and she was turned into a gold statue.
After much soul-searching by Midas, the stranger reappeared and turned Marigold back into human form again. There are many other things more valuable than gold. Fillers: Aesop’s Fables: “Stone Soup”; “Mistress Mary”; The Animal World: “The Turtle” with a color me page on the back inside cover.

ISBN 978-1-926814-31-5