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A Donkey and A Lapdog

Once upon a time there was a farmer who owned a little dog that he keeps
constantly by his side and a donkey, which lived in a warm stable and got plenty of
fresh grain and sweet hay. But, unfortunately the donkey was not satisfied with his

"I slave all day long, hauling wood or pulling the cart to market while the dog sleeps
on the master's lap and eats from his plate!," the donkey grumbled. "Perhaps, he
thought, if he behaved like the dog, his master would reward him with the same
life of ease.

That very night, the donkey crept out of the stable and into the house where the
farmer sat at supper. "First I'll frisk about and chase my tail, just as the dog
does," thought the donkey. And he danced about the room, flinging up his hooves
until the table toppled over and dishes went flying.

"Now I'll sit on his lap!" said the donkey, and he put his hooves up on the master's

"Help! Save me from this mad beast!" the terrified farmer bellowed. Then his
servants came running and, with shouts and blows, drove the donkey back to the

"I suppose I' m a fine donkey, "the donkey lamented," but I' ll never be a lapdog!"
Moral of the Story- What's right for one may be wrong for another. So, never try
to copy another person in front of you.
The Legend Of Prambanan Temple

Once, there was a beautiful Javanese princess whose name was Rara Jonggrang.
Rara Jonggrang whose beauty was very famous in the land was the daughter of
Prabu Baka, and evil king.

One day, a handsome young man with super natural power named Bandung
Bondowoso defatted and killed Prabu Baka. On seeing Princess Rara Jonggrangs
beauty, Bandung Bondowoso fell in love with her and wanted to marry her.

Meanwhile, Princess Rara jonggrang felt sad due to her death father. She did not
want to marry Bandung because he had killed her father. But she was also afraid of
Bandung. So to refuse politely, she made a condition. I will marry you but you have
to build one thousand temples in one night as a wedding gift requested Rara
Jonggrang. Bandung Bondowoso agreed with the condition. Helped by the spirit of
the demons, Bandung Bondowoso started building the temples. Approaching
midnight, the work would nearly be done. Rara Jonggrang knew and thought, What
shall I do? Bandung Bondowoso is smarter than I. I would lose against Bandung.

Suddenly she got an idea. She woke up all the women in the palace and ordered
them to make the noisy sounds of grinding rice so that the rooster thought at had
already been dawn. Bandung Bondowoso got frustrated because he failed
completing the thousandth temple.

The Princess has deceived me! Following his anger, he cursed Roro Jonggrang,
You have been cheated. Now, the thousandth temple is you!
At once, the Princess turned into a statue. knowing this, Bandung Bondowoso
regretted and he went away into a farm land. From then people called the temple
Prambanan Temple and the Princess statue Rara Jonggrang statue.
The legend of Telaga Warna

Long time ago, there was a kingdom in West Java. The kingdom was ruled by a king
named His Majesty Prabu.

Prabu was a kind and wise king. But it was a pity that Prabu and his queen hadnt got
any children. The queen often cried. That was why Prabu went to the jungle. There
he prayed to God every day, begging for a child.

A few months later, the queen got pregnant. Nine months later, a princess was
born. Prabu and Queen loved their beautiful daughter so much. They gave whatever
she wanted. It made Princess turn into a very spoiled girl.

One day, the princess celebrated her 17th birthday party. Many people gathered in
the palace. Then, Prabu took out a necklace which was made from gold and jewel.

My beloved daughter, today I give you this necklace. Please, wear this necklace,
said Prabu.

I dont want to wear it! Its ugly! shouted the princess. Then she threw the
necklace. The beautiful necklace was broken. The gold and jewels were spread out
on the floor. Everybody couldnt say anything. They never thought that their
beloved princess would do that cruel thing. In their silence, people heard the queen
crying. Every woman felt sad and began crying, too. Then, everybody was crying.
Then, there was a miracle. Earth was crying.

Suddenly, from the underground, a spring emerged. It made a pool of water. Soon,
the place became a big lake. The lake finally sank the kingdom.
Now a days, people called the lake Telaga Warna. It means Lake of Color. On a
bright day, the lake is full of color. These colors come from shadows of forest,
plants, flowers, and sky around the lake. But some people said that the colors are
from the princesss necklace, which spreads at the bottom of the lake.
The smartest parrot

Once upon time, a man had a wonderful parrot. There was no other parrot like it.

The parrot could say every word, except one word. The parrot would not say the

name of the place where it was born. The name of the place was Catano.

The man felt excited having the smartest parrot but he could not understand why

the parrot would not say Catano. The man tried to teach the bird to say Catano

however the bird kept not saying the word.

At the first, the man was very nice to the bird but then he got very angry. You

stupid bird! pointed the man to the parrot. Why cant you say the word? Say

Catano! Or I will kill you the man said angrily. Although he tried hard to teach, the

parrot would not say it. Then the man got so angry and shouted to the bird over

and over; Say Catano or Ill kill you. The bird kept not to say the word of Catano.

One day, after he had been trying so many times to make the bird say Catano, the

man really got very angry. He could not bear it. He picked the parrot and threw it

into the chicken house.

There were four old chickens for next dinner You are as stupid as the chickens.

Just stay with them Said the man angrily. Then he continued to humble; You

know, I will cut the chicken for my meal. Next it will be your turn, I will eat you
too, stupid parrot. After that he left the chicken house.

The next day, the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and

was very surprised. He could not believe what he saw at the chicken house. There

were three death chickens on the floor. At the moment, the parrot was standing

proudly and screaming at the last old chicken; Say Catano or Ill hit you.
Mouse deer steals cucumbers

Once there were a mouse deer and a farmer. The farmer planted cucumber in his
farm. In the same time the mouse deer was trying to steal the cucumbers.

One day, when the mouse deer wanted to steal the cucumber, he saw a scarecrow
in the farmers field. He was frightened in the first time but soon found that the
scarecrow could not scare off him. Even he punched the scarecrow with his front
leg. Unluckily his front leg got stuck in the scarecrow because the farmer had
filled it with strong adhesive glue.

The mouse deer forcefully tried to pull out his leg, but it did not work. The glue
was too strong for him to set free. Not long after that, the farmer came. The
farmer was satisfied to his work. The mouse deer was finally trapped. Then the
farmer put the mouse deer in a cage.

The mouse deer was really in a big trouble as the farmers dog came approaching
him. The dog said that the mouse deer would be cut and cooked for the following
morning. In such dangerous situation, the mouse deer kept calm even relaxed. Of
course it made the dog confused and asked the mouse deer why he was not scared.
So the mouse deer answered, Ill not be cooked but Ill be a prince Hearing the
answer, the dog became more confused then the mouse deer continued. Im going
to marry the farmers daughter so Im going to be a prince. I am sad about you. You
have loyalties but they are paid just like this The mouse deer knew that the dog
felt unhappy and continued proudly, Now, look at me! Ill become a prince in this
house tomorrow

The dog felt discriminated and asked the mouse deer to switch place. The dog
thought that by switching place with the mouse deer in the cage, he would become
a prince. The mouse deer agreed. Soon the dog opened the cage and let the mouse
deer free
The story of Mouse deer and Tiger

One day, there was a mouse deer. He was thirsty so he wanted to drink on the

When the mouse deer came next to the river, a tiger approached him and wanted
to eat him. Of course the mouse deer tried to escape, but the tiger run faster and
caught him. In that dangerous situation the mouse deer thought hard how to
escape the tiger. Then he got idea and said to the tiger, Listen! Your mightiness
and toughness are all great! But I have my own king. He has a greater strength
than yours! I am sure that nobody can match his powers! Because the tiger felt
taunted, he declared that he would challenge the mouse deers king.
Next the mouse lead the tiger to the river, and said, Now Look at the water. You
will see my king Foolishly the tiger looked in the river and surely saw another tiger
in the water. Then he growled, but the tiger in the river imitated to growl too.
Because of his too high self pride, the tiger jumped into the water, and wanted to
fight. He was believing there was another tiger in the water.

The mouse deer took that opportunity to escape. After fighting with himself in the
river, the tiger realized that he was fooled by the mouse deer.
The Ugly Duckling

One upon time, a mother duck sat on her eggs. She felt tired of sitting on them.
She just wished the eggs would break out. Several days later, she got her wish.
The eggs cracked and some cute little ducklings appeared. Peep, peep the little
ducklings cried. Quack, quack their mother greeted in return. However the
largest egg had not cracked. The mother duck sat on it for several days. Finally, it
cracked and a huge ugly duckling waddled out. The mother duck looked at him in
surprise. He was so big and very gray. He didnt look like the others at all. He was
like a turkey.

When the mother duck brought the children to the pond for their first swimming
lesson. The huge grey duckling splashed and paddled about just as nicely as the
other ducklings did. That is not a turkey chick. He is my very own son and quite
handsome the mother said proudly. However, the other animals didnt agree. They
hissed and made fun of him day by day. Even his own sisters and brothers were
very unkind. You are very ugly they quacked. The little poor duckling was very
unhappy. I wish I looked like them he thought to himself. One day, the ugly
duckling run away and hid in the bushes. The sad duckling lived alone through the
cold and snow winter.

Finally the spring flowers began to bloom. While he was swimming in the pond, he
saw three large white swans swimming toward him. Oh, dear. these beautiful birds
will laugh and peck me too he said to himself. But the swans did not attack him.
Instead, they swam around him and stroked him with their bills. As the ugly
duckling bent his neck to speak to them, he saw his reflection in the water. He
could not believe his eyes. I am not an ugly duckling but a beautiful swam he

He was very happy. From that day on, he swam and played with his new friends and
was happier than he had never been.
Story of Rainbow

A long time ago, there was a farmer. He had a small farm. One day he found that a
wall which he had built on previous days was getting knocked down. The farmer did
not know who or what made it. Because he felt tired of this happening the farmer
decided to catch who should be responsible.

One evening, while the farmer was in guard he heard something strange near that
wall, then he ran to find out who or what it was. It was surprising him because
there were three star maidens there. When they saw the farmer was approaching,
they tried to escape. Two of the star maidens could run and escape but one of
them was left behind.

The farmer then caught the star maiden. She was beautiful and soon the farmer
felt in love with her. Because he was afraid that the star maiden would run away,
the farmer hid her magical wings so she could not fly anymore. the farmer and the
star maiden got married.

Time went by they live together and got a beautiful baby boy. They lived happily
for a long time, until one day, the star maiden found her magical wings near their
house. She wore her wings back and flew with her son next to her. The farmer was
alone and heart broken.

The gods saw the tears of the farmer. They felt pity of him so they decided to
build a bridge of different colors for him to climb to the sky and see his son and
Vocabulary List

Text narrative 1 :
- Owned : dimiliki
- Constantly : selalu
- Stable : stabil
- Plenty :banyak
- Grain : butir
- Statisfied : puas dengan
- Hauling : pengangkutan
- Pulling : menarik
- Grumbled: menggeram
- Reward : penghargaan
- Terrified : ngeri
- Hooves :kuku
- Servants : pelayan
- Lamented : ksatria

Text narrative 2 :
- Defatted : yang dihilangkan lemak
- Approaching : mendekati
- Grinding : menggiling

Text Narrative 3 :
- Pity : kasihan
- Emerged : muncul
- Spreads : penyebaran

Text narrative 4 :
- Pointed : mwnunjuk
- Picked :memilih
- Proudly :bangga
Text narrative 5 :
- Scarecrow : orang-orangan sawah
- Punched : meninju
- Adhesive : perekat
- Forcefully : secara paksa
- Discriminated : diskriminasi
- Switching : beralih

Text narrative 6 :
- Approached : mendekati
- Escape : melarikan diri
- Realized : sadar

Text narrative 7 :
- Cracked : retak
- Appeared : muncul
- Paddled : mendayung
- Exclaimed : seru

Text narrative 8 :
- Previous : sebelumnya
- Guard : penjaga
- Maidens :gadis
- Bridge :jembatan