Once upon a time a large flock of Gypsies made a stop at a mountain foot, set up their colourful tents, and let their horses lull on the meadow. There were three maidens in the group, ready to get married, and their parents wanted to find the best mates for the girls. So they went to baró, the leader of their tribe, who was a wise and respected Gypsy.
Baró called for all the young unmarried men and picked three of the most notable ones, telling them to go and make a journey behind a mountain and come back with something they consider most necessary in life. So the three men went, each by their own path. But the Gypsy caravan got busy preparing for the magnificent weddings.
On the third day the three young men came back to baró.
− "Let us see, romalé, what have you brought along! What do you consider most necessary in life?" ordered baró.
The first of young lads took out a large chunk of gold from his bag and handed it to baró.
− "I see that you have not wasted your time, but have brought back a dignified gift for your bride," said baró. "You get the wealthiest of the girls."
The other young man delivered a huge deer with royal antlers.
− "I see that your family will never bare hunger," said baró. "You get the biggest of the girls."
Then he turned to the third young man, whose sack was empty, and baró's face got gloomy – it had never happened before that a Gypsy wouldn't bring anything for his bride.
− "I have walked up and down the hill several times and seen many wonderful places," said the third lad. "But when I got to the top, there was the most beautiful flower I had ever seen."
And from under his coat he pulled out a delicate flower, in the light of which all the fires and colourful Gypsy clothes dimmed in comparison. To that, baró said:
"You see, romalé, this lad knows how to appreciate beauty! Let it be your destiny then, young man, you will betroth the most beautiful of our girls."
And thus there were three weddings, lasting for three days; and when all the songs were sung and all the fires gone out, they settled on the road again at the dawn of the fourth day.