THE LEGEND OF THE SUNFLOWERBY: J.M. GOOnce, there were 2 lovers who would meet each other everyday at a hill wherenothing grows. The man’s name was Lee and the woman’s name was Mary. They wouldalways meet at that hill from sundown and depart with each other on sunrise. Marywas a beautiful girl. She was the daughter of a rich nobleman. Lee, on the otherhand was the son of a poor farmer. Their families never allowed them to be witheach other.Their love was too strong. So that is why they only see each other from sundowntill’ sunrise. Lee always says Mary was more beautiful than any flower.One day, Mary told Lee that her father has set her with a marriage interview withthe son of another rich nobleman. She told him to wait for her because she willcome back for him in 3 days time.Lee did wait for her on the 1st day. On the 2nd day, he had a thought. He thoughtthat if Mary was able to get out on that marriage interview, her father mightarrange another. So he said to himself that he shall marry Mary.He set out on a journey to find her the most beautiful ring. Something that heknew her father cant disagree on. He knew that even if their parents wont agree totheir marriage, Mary will. And they can get secretly married somewhere else. Healso knew that she will wait for him even though he agreed that they meet there.He knew that Mary knew how much he loved her that she will wait for his arrival.The man Mary’s father wanted her to marry was Kyle. He was very much in love withMary he wanted her to be with him. But when Mary refused, on the 1st day, he knewthere was someone else whom she loved. He told his servant to search for the manwhom Mary loved, and the servant did so.That servant went to Mary’s father and asked if there was anyone in love with her.The father knew Kyle wouldn’t me jealous of a farmer’s son so heTold the servant about Lee. The faithful servant told Kyle about Lee and heordered him to kill him.The servant went to Lee’s home and asked where he was. Lee’s father told him thathe went out on a journey to the east. The servant went east and found Lee hikingin the woods. He ambushed him and murdered him.On the 3rd day, Mary went to the hill and waited for Lee. When he did not come shestill waited even more. She relied on the sun to give her hope that Lee will comefor her and he hadn’t left her. Days past and she still hasn’t left that hill. Shecontinued waiting for him.That day, the faithful servant came past that hill to do some shopping for hismaster. He saw Mary waiting in the hill. He came up to her and asked her what wasit that she was waiting for. She told him that she was waiting for the man of herdreams to meat her there. The servant knew whom she was speaking of. He feltterrible guilt in the insides of his body when he saw her hopeful face. He didn’tknow it but, he too, was in love her. He couldn’t stand her looking so hopeful sohe told her what he was ordered to do and what he has done. When he finishedtelling the story the girl wept and the servant couldn’t stand her face so he leftthe girl cried and cried until she died there a few days later.When her father realized she was missing, he asked who was the last person who sawher and where he/she has seen her.The servant said that 2 days ago, he saw her in that hill. The whole town went tothe hill where nothing grows and saw in the middle of a puddle there was 1 flower.Yellow in color and it was pointing to the sun.Only 1 person knew why that was that. The servant knew because the girl had weptin that place and her tears made a puddle. She died and her body turned into aflower that follows the sun like she has done.