Once upon a time in a powerful kingdom, there lived a merchant called Gobin. Gobin was the wealthiest trader of the country and stayed close to the palace. He had 3 daughters. The eldest daughter was called Elena, the second was called Greta, and the youngest was Maria.
Maria was the most beautiful of them all. One day the king called the merchant the palace. Hail your Highness. Come Gobin, welcome. Your Highness, you sent for me? Yes Gobin, the thing is that we have stuck a huge trading deal with our neighboring kingdom. We need someone trustworthy who can reach the goods there safely and I want you to be the one to do this for us.
On hearing the king's words, Gobin became lost in thought. He was worried about his daughters. For he had never left them alone before. What is the matter Gobin? Why are you so quiet? Nothing much your Highness, it is just that if I go my daughters shall be left alone at home. I am just worried about them, that's all.
Don't worry, after you go, your daughters will be well looked after. It will be all right. Yes, your Highness. Gobin did not want to leave his daughters alone, but he could not deny the king's wish. He went home to bid goodbye to his daughters. He found 3 pots of rose plants. He gave one pot each to his daughters.