Byron the Elf: And now it's time for today's visit with

S.L.: Today, boys and girls, I'm going to tell you a story I call, "King Midas and the Golden Touch."

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S.L.: One day the greedy King Midas did a favor for a magician, who told him he could have one wish, and whatever it was, it would be granted. Well, there were only two things that Midas loved in the whole world - his daughter and gold. So his wish was to turn everything he touched into gold.

The magician, who was hard-of-hearing, gave King Midas the power to turn everything he touched into his daughter.

Suddenly the king felt his nose itch, and being normal, he scratched it, thereby turning his nose into his daughter.

King Midas is now with Ringling Bros. Circus, right next to the lady with the three tummies.

B: Thank you, Story Lady. Next time, boys and girls, The Story Lady will tell us about the drisophola fly, and its role in Tibetan vampire worship.

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