Wisdom of King Solomon
There was a king named Solomon. He was a very wise king, everybody knew about his wisdom. So, many people asked him different questions. He answered their entire question perfectly. So King Solomon was called “Solomon, the wise”. Once Queen of Sheba, hearing the name and fame of Solomon, decided to test his wisdom. The Queen went to Solomon’s court. She took with her two garlands- one of real roses and the other of artificial roses. But both of the garlands looked quite alike. The Queen placed them on the table and said, “Oh wise king, please look at the garlands. Tell me, which one is of real roses.”
Solomon thought for some time. It was very difficult to identify the real rose. Just then he saw some bees humming outside the window. The King seemed to be unable to identify and just when the Queen thought she had defeated the King. King Solomon told his men to open the window. Then the bees came in and sat on the garland of real flowers. The king then pointed to that garland. The Queen of Sheba was greatly charmed at his wisdom. She was surprised and she went admiring the king’s wisdom. She said, “May God grant you long life. You are really Solomon the Wise”.