The Gardener and the Fakir

Once upon a time there was a wealthy sultan. A friend of his gave him a tulip bulb. But it didn't impress the sultan at all. Not long after, he fell ill. There was but one thing that could make him better: tulips. The gardener planted them...

The sultan's palace can be seen in The Indian Water Lilies. At a distance, in the background...

Did you know that the Fakir always talks in rhymes? Ask him something next time you meet him.