“I have found him, I have found the one person worthy of being emperor”
This story has a great message of being honest and doing the right thing, even though it may feel embarrassing or hard to do.
This is a Chinese folktale about a boy who is trying to plant flowers. The emperor needs someone to take over, so he gave out seeds to see who could grow the best flower and that hold be the new emitter. The boy tried many different ways to get his flower to grow but could not. Everyone brought flowers but he brought an empty pot. It turns out the seeds were no good and he was the only honest one so he got chosen.
This was a story with a great moral of a story!The emperor needed someone new to take over,he gave everyone seeds to see who showed best in a years time would be emperor.A boy,Ping could just not get his seed to grow,anything he did,nothing happened.Everyone came to the emperor after a year with beautiful flowers,not Ping,he brought an empty pot.He was chose to be emperor because all the seeds were crooked and he is the only one who was honest.
Traditional literature, published 1990. This book tells the story of children in China who were given a challenge to plant the best special seeds and flowers in a years time to succeed the Emperor‘s throne. I love the way this story portrays one boy in particular who came to the emperor with an empty pot.