That little garden had something special about it. Various kinds of flowers were always smiling on the branches of plants.
Their fragrance always pervaded the garden. People would be astounded on coming over there. Everyone would lavishly praise the beauty of the flowers.
Queen Honeybee, Beauty Butterfly and Gungun Bumblebee were friends with each other. All three would work together in the garden.
Queen Honeybee would collect nectar from the flowers and make honey.
When Beauty Butterfly would flap her beautiful wings and talk to the flowers, they would start swaying joyfully. Gungun Bumblebee was different than everybody.
When he would sing, the garden’s flowers would forget everything.
One day they all had an argument on who was the best among them. The argument turned into a fight and each started claiming to be the best.
“You both don’t do any work, just roam around. I am better than both of you because I work hard and make delicious honey,” Queen Honeybee said, praising herself.
“So what if you make honey? You only eat it. Have you ever given us honey to eat? Selfish bee,” Beauty Butterfly said angrily to Queen.
“In my opinion, I am better than both of you. Neither do I sting like Queen nor do I become discoloured like Beauty even when she is gently touched,” Gungun opined, “I am the best.”
“Leave it, leave it. Your heart is as dark as your colour. You just act as if you are singing. In reality, you are jealous of our beauty and spread negativity about us,” Queen and Beauty both scolded Gungun.
The fight increased and reached a point where they were ready to beat each other. When the breeze saw this, it felt very sad. Seeing the situation, it turned into a gust of wind and flew all of them in different directions.
The wisdom of breeze stopped the fight that day but their attitude didn’t change.
Next day they were fighting again. The king of flowers Rose was hearing them intently.
“Friend, you decide who is the best amongst us. We will go by your decision,” they went to Rose and said.
Rose was very intelligent. He had sensed that they were in anger, so explaining anything to them would be a waste.
“You all come tomorrow. You will get an answer to your question,” Rose asked them to wait for a day.
They returned back on hearing Rose. As time passed, their anger reduced. They were eagerly waiting for the next morning.
When they reached the garden the next day, the sight of the place made them astonished.
Not even one flower had blossomed. The garden was looking appalling without the flowers blooming.
The flowers didn’t blossom even when it was evening. Without the flowers, how could Queen collect nectar for making honey? She became very sad.
Where would Beauty linger if not on flowers? She too began crying.
Gungun forgot singing and went and sat on a branch dejectedly. They all realized their mistake. They requested the flowers to blossom.
“Now you must have got your answer,” Rose told them.
“Friend, forgive us. You answered our question without saying anything. How incomplete we are without the flowers, we know this truth now,” All three of them said.
“Everyone has importance in this world. So thinking about being big or small or best is foolishness. You all are the best,” As soon as Rose said this, all the flowers of the garden bloomed together.
The garden was looking picturesque again. Queen, Beauty and Gungun’s happiness knew no bounds.
They promised Rose that they won’t fight ever again. Together they would increase the splendour of the garden.
Rose smiled at their assurance. It congratulated them for showing sensibility and wisdom.