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Fable of Tortoise and Birds

Fable of Tortoise and Birds

Fable of Tortoise and Birds

Fable of Tortoise and Birds

      Once upon a time in the sky, there was a big feast. All the birds were invited to a feast by the God of sky. Tortoise, a clever animal, heard the news about the great feast. As it felt hungry, it began to plan how it would travel to the sky. (Also read : Smart Parakeet King)

      Tortoise went to the birds’ home and it asked if it could go with them. The birds agreed and every bird gave it a feather, by receiving the feathers, it made a pair of wings for the tortoise.

      The day the feast came, tortoise was flying in the middle of the birds’ cycle and they were having journey to the sky. (Also read other article at : True Friend Will Not Run Away)

      Finally, the birds and tortoise arrived at the party. The God of the sky invited the birds to eat the delicious food they had prepared, but then tortoise asked, “Whom have you prepared this feast for?”

      “For you all, because you are special animals,” replied the God of the sky. read more

Smart Parakeet King

Smart Parakeet King

Smart Parakeet King

Smart Parakeet King

      Once upon a time in the jungle, there was a group of parakeet birds. It was led by a king. One day, their peaceful life was threatened by a hunter who planned to catch and sell them in the market. To do this, he put some glues around the parakeet’s nests to trap them. Some parakeets and the parakeet king were trapped on the glues that the hunter set up before. They had tried to release themselves from the trap, but their efforts resulted nothing. All of them cried for help, except their king. (Also read : The Legend of Situ Bagendit)

      The king then suggested wisely: “Be relax my friends! This glue is put by the hunter. He wants to catch us alive. If we die, he will not bring us with him. I suggest we all pretend to be dead when he comes to take us tomorrow. When the hunter releases us from this trap, he will check whether we still alive or not. If he thinks we are dead, he will leave us here. Please wait for my counting to one hundred, and then we will fly together.” read more

Curse of King Mintin Island

Curse of King Mintin Island

Curse of King Mintin Island

Curse of King Mintin Island

      Once upon a time, on the island of Mintin, part of the Downstream Kahayan, there was a kingdom led by the wise and prudent king. The king ruled his kingdom justly and wisely so that the kingdom was famous. People lived in prosperity. This kingdom became a peaceful and prosperous region. (Also read : THE LEGEND OF MANINJAU LAKE)

      The king had two sons. Their names were Dragon and Crocodile. They really had difference character. Dragon had a negative character as the disappearing happy, drunk and gamble. While crocodile had positive character, generous, warm-hearted and useful.

      One day the queen died. She was the woman most loved by the king. The passing away of the queen made a king trembled. His heart was sad abysmal. To reduce despondent, the king determined to sail.

      To continue the reign of king on the throne, the king gave it to his sons. The king explained everything related to the duties of a leader to them. Both children listened carefully, they accepted that responsibility. Because after the death of the king, his two sons, who ruled the kingdom. But unfortunately the new fundamental problems appeared. (Also read other article at : True Friend Will Not Run Away) read more

Si Pitung Warrior From Betawi

Si Pitung Warrior From Betawi

Si Pitung Warrior From Betawi

Si Pitung Warrior From Betawi

      Si Pitung was the name of a betawi young man who lived in the Dutch colonial era. He came from Rawa Belong, Kebayoran Lama sub-district, his father was Piun, while his mother was pinah. Pitung’s parents worked as farmers and also raised goats.

      Pitung’s mother had a sister named Jiih. Si Pitung from childhood loved to learn the Qur’an, helped the weak people and he was very happy to learn martial arts. Worship was never forgotten and generous. For this reason, he was loved by his friends and others. (Also read : THE LEGEND OF BATARA KALA)

       Si Pitung became a student of H. Napin from Rawa Belong. He was the most intellegent student of H. Napin’s in both religious and martial arts.

          The cleverness of Pitung was said to be the highest of his friends, but he was not arrogant and even more polite and used to help the weak people, why he was respected by people around him in Rawa Belong. But on the contrary of Pitung that he was considered as an enemy of Dutch landlords and invaders. read more

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

The Legend of Situ Bagendit

      Once upon a time, there lived a rich widow named Nyai Bagendit. She was the richest person in the village. She had a very big house filled with a lot of jewelry. She also had many servants working for her. Nyai Bagendit was also known for her bad attitude. However, she did not like to help others Whenever the villagers needed some money, they borrowed the money from her. However, when they returned it, the villagers had to pay double. If they were not able to return the debt, Nyai Bagedit would ask her servants to take the villagers belongings. Nyai Bagendit also hated beggars. She thought that beggars were lazy people. She never felt sorry to any beggars coming to her house. (Also read : Prince and Little Mouse )

      One day, an old woman beggar came to Nyai Bagendit’s house and asked for some money and some food. Of course, she immediately refused to give the money or the food.

      “Go away! You are really lazy old woman! Go out of my house!” read more

Crocodiles and The Dayaks

Crocodiles and The Dayaks

Crocodiles and The Dayaks

Crocodiles and The Dayaks

      Long time ago, when the Dayak tribe was known as one of the most powerful tribes in the world, the tribe lived peacefully side by side with their beloved nature. This condition had made most of the Dayak men grew as the son of the jungle and well known as the best hunters ever. However, there was one animal could not live side by side peacefully with the tribe, it was the crocodile.

      One day, a Dayak man who was a very good hunter went to the jungle to hunt some animals for food of his family as a dinner. The sky was getting dark when he returned home carrying four jungle fowls. At the end of the jungle, near a big river, he was startled to see a large crocodile on the path in front of him. The crocodile was staring at him in a strange way. The man who was aware of the cruelness and bad temper of the crocodile tried to avoid the dangerous situation by starting a friendly conversation. “Where are you going, Mr. Crocodile?” he asked. (Also read : Corruptor Job Profession) read more

Prince and Little Mouse

Prince and Little Mouse

Prince and Little Mouse

      Once upon a time in a kingdom, there were three handsome and smart princes. One day the king told them that one of them had to be a king in the future so he asked them to travel so they got experience to be wise.

      The first time for going was the oldest prince. On the way, he saw a little mouse. It ran in front of his horse. He tried to avoid the mouse. He was afraid that his horse would step on the mouse. But the mouse ran on his way. (Also read : Farmer of Watermelon)

      “Step aside! Or my horse will step on you!” the oldest prince shouted.

      “Don’t step on me, please. Take me as your wife. You won’t be sorry,” the mouse begged him.

      “What? To marry a mouse? That’s impossible!” the eldest prince yelled. Then he rode his horse faster.

      A few days later, he met a beautiful princess from another kingdom. She agreed to marry him.

      Then it was the turn of the second prince to travel. He got the same experience as his older brother. He met the little mouse. The mouse wanted to be his wife. Of course he refused it. He left the mouse quickly. He rode his horse until he reached another kingdom and met the princess of his dream. (Also read other article at : Happy Life Most Beautiful Gift) read more

Farmer of Watermelon

Farmer of Watermelon

Farmer of Watermelon

      In a rural area of village, there was a Farmer of Watermelon whose name was Paijo. He was very diligent in planting watermelons and everyday he was watering the plants so he could raise watermelons in his field. But recently, he had got a problem with some naughty local kids who liked to sneak into his field, they took some watermelons and ate them. That really disturbed him. (Also read : Belog Folktale from Bali)

      He tried to get the way to overcome this for some days. After some careful thinking, Paijo came up with a clever idea that he thought it would scare the kids away. 

      He then wrote a sign on a board and posted in the field.

      The sign said,

      ” Warning!!!, one of the watermelons in this field has been injected with cyanide. “

      He was sure enough that his idea would be success. (Also read other article at : Delman Free Pollution Transportation)

      For several days later it was success, no watermelons were missing from the field. It made him happy. And he was so delighted that his idea proved to be very effective.  read more

Corruptor Job Profession

Corruptor Job Profession

Corruptor Job Profession

      One day in the classroom teaching and learning process of English Subject of Junior High School, the teacher wanted to know the students’ ability in improving of English vocabulary about kinds of job. This was held by orally communication. (Also read : Wife Lost in Shopping Center)

The process of teaching learning as below :

Teacher: “Okay children, now is my time for getting your understanding of the material we have discussed about job’s name or profession. that end with ‘OR’ for someone who are surely successful.”

Children: “Can you give examples, Mom?”

Teacher: “Yes, for example: professor, doctor, inventor, and so on. That means the person with the job name that ends with “or” is a successful person. Now you can mention one by one in turn.” (Also read other story in Indonesian version at : Persami Menyatu Dengan Alam)

Teacher: “Okay, who want to be The first turn? Raise your right hand.”

Dadang: “Wow, that’s right mom, my father is successful as contractor.” read more

Belog Folktale from Bali

Belog Folktale from Bali

Belog Folktale from Bali

      Once upon a time, there lived a silly happy boy in a small village in Bali. His name was Belog. The word “Belog” in Bali means “Blockhead”. Belog was well known around his village because of the foolish things he was always doing. The people of the village never grew tired of telling each other stories about Belog’s simple-minded behavior.

      Belog’s mother, one day accidentally dropped her last box of matches into a puddle of water. Because this, the matches got wet and would not light. She needed immediately matches to light her stove, so she called out to her son and said. “Belog, please go to the shop and buy some matches. The matches that I have are wet, and I cannot light the fire to cook our meal.” (Also read : Smart Son and The Thief Master)

      “Yes, Mom.” Replied Belog.

       Her mother then gave him some money and then added, “Be sure that the matches you buy are dry and can light easily!”

      “OK, Mom.”

      Then he took the coins for buying the matches from his mother, and happily walked to the village shop. He walked inside and asked the owner for a box of matches. Then Belog carefully counted his coins and paid for the box and began to walk home. (Also read other article at : Bright Sunshine Vanish Darkness) read more