This modified version of a well-known Chinese tale tells the story of a girl called Leen who loved flowers. Anything she planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. “Whoever can show me their best in a year’s time,” he proclaimed, “shall succeed me on the throne!” Leen plants her seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Leen must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot. This beautiful tale provides an important lesson about patience, honesty and inner strength.
This tale comes from ancient China, but its message speaks to all people - young and old – regardless of time and place. It is a story about Leen, an honest girl who loves to take care of flowers with her grandmother, and tries her best to make the royal seed grow, but to no avail. Her pot ...Read More