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Unlucky Great Inventor

Unlucky Great Inventor

Unlucky Great Inventor

      Long time ago there was a famous inventor named Daedalus. He was one of the greatest inventors of ancient times.

      One day he was asked by the king of Crete to build a maze where he could imprison the Minotaur, a monster half-man and half-bull, so that it could never get out again. The ingenious architect did as he was asked, but some time later he helped Theseus, a famous hero, to kill the monster. (Also read : The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan)

      Knowing this, the king was very angry because he didn’t want to kill the Minotaur. He just wanted to imprison it. so he punished Daedalus. As a punishment, the king of Crete ordered Daedalus to be imprisoned himself in the labyrinth, with his young son, Icarus.

      “Don’t worry,” the father encouraged the boy when they were in the labyrinth. “I have already known how we can get out of this prison!”. “Don’t worry,” he replied his words again to his son. (Also read other article at : Remember Ending of Life in The World) read more

Smart Son and The Thief Master

Smart Son and The Thief Master

Smart Son and The Thief Master

      Robinson wished to put his son to learn a trade, so he went into the church and prayed to their Lord to know which would be the most suitable for him.  Then the clerk got behind the altar, and said, thieving, thieving.  On this Robinson went back to his son, and told him he was to learn thieving, and that the Lord had said so.  So Robinson went with his son to seek a man who is acquainted with thieving.

      They walked a long time and came into a great forest, where there stood a little house with an old woman in it.  Robinson said, “Do you know of a man who is acquainted with thieving?”  (Also read : An Owl and Dove)

      “You can learn that here quite well. My son is a master of it.” Said the woman. Then Robinson spoke to the old woman’s son, and he asked if he knew thieving really well. 

      The thief master said, “I will teach him well.  Come back when a year is over, and then if you recognize your son, I will take no payment at all for teaching him, but if you don’t know him, you must give me two hundred dollars. The father went home again, and the son learnt witchcraft and thieving, thoroughly. read more

The Eagle Who Lived Like a Hen

The Eagle Who Lived Like a Hen

The Eagle Who Lived Like a Hen

      Once upon a time there was an eagle lived on a tree in the forest. It had constructed a nest wherein to lay its eggs. There the eagle would certainly hatch its eggs throughout the days.

      There also a hen lived under the same tree. The hen had also laid eggs throughout the very same period when the eagle had actually laid its eggs. (Also read : The King became Massager of Abunawas)

      One day, a bear went up the tree to consume the eagle’s eggs when the eagle had actually gone for hunting. The bear had actually completed three of the eggs when the fourth one slid off its hands as well as fell under the hen’s nest. On returning, the eagle could not locate her eggs. Feeling extremely distressed, she chose to leave the location.

      The hen which lived under the tree saw the eagle’s egg alongside her eggs. She felt eggs pity on the eagle’s egg, as well as decided to hatch it too. After a few days, the hen’s chicks hatched. The eagle’s chick hatched, too. read more

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

The Legend of Ruai Bird from West Kalimantan

      Long time ago in West Kalimantan, there was a kingdom which it located near the Bawang Mountain and Ruai Mountain. The King had seven little girls. Unhappily, the queen had actually passed away. The king did not intend to remarry. (Also read : Legend Of Sendang Sani)

      The seven daughters were beautiful. Nevertheless, the youngest little girl was one of the most stunning. She was likewise the kindest. She commonly helped other individuals. Her sisters were significantly different. They were lazy. They additionally had attitude problem. They were cruel to individuals.

      The king knew about this different characteristic between his youngest daughter and his six older daughters. So he learnt about his daughters’ practices. He typically advised his older child to practices. He commonly advised his older little girls to behave like the youngest little girl. Regretfully, they never heard the king’s advice. They hated their youngest sibling due to the fact that the king commonly praised her excellent behavior. read more

An Owl and Dove

An Owl and Dove

An Owl and Dove

      Once upon a time there was an owl who traveled far to move from forest to another forest. In this long journey, he met a dove. The dove was very amazed to see an owl that was so hastily. He Said, “Hi, Owl! Where do you want to go? “ (Also read other story at : King and Daughter of a Rebel Leader)

      The owl spun for a moment in the air to see the dove, and then replied, “Aiih! It is too difficult to get along with the neighbors. You do you know, I have the talent to sing, if night comes, I really like humming. But, well … it looks like all of them do not like to hear my voice. Whereas I want to amuse them by singing. What can be made? It is better I leave this place and move to another forest! “

      Hearing this, it said, “the owl, we know you have lived here for tens of years. All the neighbors around you have known you. Why should you move to a another foreign place…? Do you think you will find different in your new neighbors? “

      It continued, “According to me, you are better change Your singing voice tone a little. The neighbors will surely love it. If not so, everywhere you go, just the same. You will still be disliked. “ (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Tanya Jawab Imam Abu Hanifah dengan Orang Atheis) read more

The King became Massager of Abunawas

The King became Massager of Abunawas

The King became Massager of Abunawas

      One day Abunawas was invited to the king’s dinner party. Of course it made He was very glad, and he felt honored. He went to the palace in his best clothes. A servant welcomed him and showed him to his seat, the one nearest to the king’s seat. Soon all ministers appeared and they were seated on their seats. The last person entered the dining room was the king who sat on his special chair. (Also read : Abunawas Walking 0n stilts)

      On each plate was a delicious roast chicken. The smell of the chicken made them hungry. After saying grace, the king invited them to eat. Abu took his knife and fork and was about to cut his chicken when the king suddenly stopped him, “Wait, Abu!”

      “Yes, Your Majesty. Is there anything wrong?” Abunawas asked.

      The king smiled. It seemed that the king wanted to make fun of him again.

      Then he said, “Before you eat your chicken, you must remember one thing.”

      “What is it Your Majesty?” Asked Abunawas. read more

King and Daughter of a Rebel Leader

King and Daughter of a Rebel Leader

King and Daughter of a Rebel Leader

      Once upon a time there was a battle between the soldiers of the king Tsar and the rebels. the battle was getting hard. Finally, however, the Tsar king’s soldiers could beat the rebels and arrested the leader of rebel and his rest soldiers and they were thrown into the kingdom jail. (Also read : Woodcutter Keep Secret)

      Knowing that the rebel leader had been taken prisoner by the king, Lucia, the daughter of the rebel leader directly went to the palace to meet the king for begging so that her father could be made free by the king and she promised that her father would not be rebelling anymore.

      When king Tsar knew she was a very beautiful girl, he looked at her with mixed feelings. He was falling in love to her, however, he was also very angry of her presumption on begging free of her father.

      “I will free your father, and what’s more I will marry you,” he said to her, “If you are able to solve my riddle. If you fail, your father will die and you be forced to marry my stable boy.” read more

Legend Of Sendang Sani

Legend Of Sendang Sani

Legend Of Sendang Sani

      One day, Sunan Kalijaga planned to visit Sunan Muria in Pati, Central java province. He asked his friend, Ki Rangga, to go with him. Several servants also joined them to carry their luggage. After every things prepared, they began walking to Sunan Muria’s house. (also read : The Legend of Shut Eye Island)

      Several hours their travel, Ki Rangga felt tired. He was embarrassed to walk together with Sunan Kalijaga because Sunan kalijaga did not look tired when Ki Rangga was very tired and thirsty. Knowing the condition of Ki Rangga, Finally, Sunan Kalijaga asked Ki Rangga to take a rest under a big tree. It was time for the Zuhur prayer. But there was no water around to clean up or “wudhu”. Ki rangga was confused. He told Sunan Kalijaga about it.

      On smiling, Sunan Kalijaga then said, “We should pray for Allah for water. Now you must guard this big tree, Ki Rangga, it might bring water to us. But remember! Everything happens because of Allah SWT. Don’t act alone. You have to inform me when water comes out. I will be behind that hill,” read more

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

The Legend of Shut Eye Island

      Long time ago there was an old blind man who lived in the Shut Eye Island (Pulau Timbun Mata), Sabah, Malaysia. Every day he used to sit in the sun outside his house for looking after paddy which his son had placed there to dry. Whenever there were chickens came to eat the paddy, he used a long stick to bang the ground to chase them away.

      One day, his grandson played a trick on him. He caught a couple of crabs on the river and placed them on the paddy. Because of their movement, it made a noise just like chickens eating the paddy. (also read : Folklore of Loke Nggerang)

“What’s that?” asked the old man in astonished face.

“Don’t you know, grand pa?” his grandson replied. “Some chickens are eating the paddy.”

      Hearing the information from his grandson, the old man banged on the ground with his stick. But the crabs were not frightened because they did not understand what this sound meant. So they continued to eat the paddy.

“Ha, ha, Ha!” laughed the boy. read more

Woodcutter Keep Secret

Woodcutter Keep Secret

Woodcutter Keep Secret

      Once upon a time in the village near the river, a woodsman discovered a hoard of golden coins. Knowing well that his wife was a terrible chatterbox, he started to try thinking about the best way to keep his secret. Finally, he made some careful preparations. After he had some ideas, he went off to fetch his wife. (also read : Advice of Wise Merchant)

      “Look! Look! Look my dear!” He shouted out suddenly, as they passed beneath a tree, “there’s a fish, a trout fish, my dear, growing on that branch.” He continued saying and pretended he just looked it for the first time.

      Of course it made his wife was in her amazement, he took down the fish, which he actually had out there himself. Then they went on to the river where he often went fishing. There, the woodsman pulled in his hook, and drew out a hare, which he also had placed there earlier. They went on again, and he pretended to stumble upon the hoard of golden coins. The wife was surprised to have discovered so many gold coins. read more