Narrative text : “Monkey and Crocodile”
One day a monkey wanted to cross a river. He saw a crocodile in the river, so he asked the crocodile to take him across the other side. The crocodile told the monkey to jump on its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river.
Now, the crocodile was very hungry, so when it was in the middle of the river, it stopped and said to the monkey, ”Monkey, my father is very sick. He must eat the heart of the monkey. Then he will be strong again.”
The monkey thought for a while. Then he told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank.
“What’s for?” asked the crocodile.
“Because I didn’t bring my heart with me,” said the monkey. “I left it under the tree, near some coconuts.”
So, the crocodile turned around and swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back and climbed up to the top of a tree.
“Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile.
“You are foolish,” the monkey said to the crocodile. “Now I am free and you have nothing.”
The monkey told the crocodile not to try to fool him again. The crocodile swam away, hungry.
Narrative text : “Snow White”
Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Snow White. She lived with her aunt and uncle because her parents were dead.
One day she heard her uncle and aunt talking about leaving Snow White in the castle because they both wanted to go to America and they didn’t have enough money to take Snow White.
Snow White didn’t want her uncle and aunt to do this so she decided it would be best if she ran away. The next morning she ran away from home when her aunt and uncle were having breakfast. She ran away into the woods.
Then she saw a little cottage. She knocked but no one answered so she went inside and fell asleep.
Meanwhile, the seven dwarfs were coming home from work. They went inside. There they found Snow White sleeping. Then Snow White woke up. She saw the dwarfs. The dwarfs said, “What’s your name?” Snow White said, “My name is Snow White.”
Doc, one of the dwarfs said, “If you wish, you may live here with us.” Snow White said, “Oh could I? Thank you.” Then Snow White told the dwarfs the whole story and Snow White and the seven dwarfs lived happily ever after.
Narrative Text in “Romeo and Juliet’s Romantic and Tragic Story”
In the town of Verona there lived two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. They engaged in a bitter feud. Among the Montagues was Romeo, a hot-blooded young man with an eye for the ladies. One day, Romeo attended the feast of the Capulets’, a costume party where he expected to meet his love, Rosaline, a haughty beauty from a well-to-do family. Once there, however, Romeo’s eyes felt upon Juliet, and he thought of Rosaline no more.
The vision of Juliet had been invading his every thought. Unable to sleep, Romeo returned late that night to the Juliet’s bedroom window. There, he was surprised to find Juliet on the balcony, professing her love for him and wishing that he were not a “Montague”, a name behind his own. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo was ready to deny his name and professed his love. The two agreed to meet at nine o-clock the next morning to be married.
Early the next morning, Romeo came to Friar Lawrence begging the friar to marry him to Juliet. The Friar performed the ceremony, praying that the union might someday put an end to the feud between the two families. He advised Romeo kept the marriage a secret for a time.
On the way home, Romeo chanced upon his friend Mercutio arguing with Tybalt, a member of the Capulet clan. That qurreling last caused Merquito died. Romeo was reluctant no longer. He drew his sword and slew Tybalt died. Romeo realized he had made a terrible mistake. Then Friar Lawrence advised Romeo to travel to Mantua until things cool down. He promised to inform Juliet.
In the other hand, Juliet’s father had decided the time for her to marry with Paris. Juliet consulted Friar Lawrence and made a plot to take a sleeping potion for Juliet which would simulate death for three days. The plot proceeded according to the plan. Juliet was sleeping in death.
Unfortunately, The Friar’s letter failed to reach Romeo. Under the cover of darkness, he broke into Juliet’s tomb. Romeo kissed the lips of his Juliet one last time and drank the poison. Meanwhile, the effects of the sleeping potion wear off. Juliet woke up calling for Romeo. She found her love next to her but was lying dead, with a cup of poison in his hand. She tried to kiss the poison from his lips, but failed. Then Juliet put out his dagger and plunged it into her breast. She died
Narrative text : “Crocodile And Deer”
In ancient times the hare was the most cunning animal in the forest. Many of the animals in the forest come to him to ask for help if they encounter problems. Although he became the pedestal of animals in the woods, but he did not show an arrogant attitude even willing to help whenever needed.
One day the hare a walk in the woods looking for food. Because the food around the area have been declining, the Sang Kancil plan to look for food outside their regions. The weather was very hot that day, so Sang Kancil feel thirsty because of too long runs, then he tried to find a nearby river. After passing through the forest, The hare eventually met with a very clear river water. Without wasting time, Sang Kancil directly drink with your heart’s content. Cold river water has removed the feeling of thirst Sang Kancil.
The hare continued to take a walk along the river bank, if it feels tired, he would rest a little under a very shady banyan trees around the area. The hare said to himself, “I must be patient if you want to get a delicious meal-delicious”. After kecapekannya lost, Sang Kancil along the river bank on it while eating his favorite leaf located nearby. The deer came in a place that is somewhat empty. The hare saw orchards are ripe ripe across river.
“It would be delicious if I could cross this river and to enjoy these fruits,” Sang Kancil thought.
The hare kept thinking to find a way how to cross the river is very deep and swift current. The hare suddenly seen the crocodile that was fun sunbathing on the riverbank. Crocodile has become a habit when hot days she likes to sunbathe to get sunlight.
Without wasting any more time, The hare and hold up to crocodile who was sunbathing and said, “Hi sabahatku, The Crocodile, what are you today?”
Crocodiles are eager to enjoy the sun continues to open eyes and found the hare who had admonished him. “Good news my friend, Sang Kancil”, continued Crocodile again, “What makes you come here?”
The hare replied, “I bring good news to you.” Hear the words of the Kncil, The Crocodile can not wait to hear the news brought by Sang Kancil, then said, “Tell me what do you want to convey.”
The hare said, “I was ordered by King Solomon in order to calculate the number of crocodiles found in this river because of King Solomon wanted to give a gift to you all.” Hearing just the name of King Solomon was menakutkankan all animals karana Solomon has given greatness by God to rule over all creatures on this earth.
“Well, you wait here, I’ll go down to the bottom of the river to call all my friends”, said the Crocodile. Meanwhile, The hare been dreaming to enjoy the fruits. Not long after all the crocodile at the bottom of the river gathered on the riverbank.
The hare said, “Hi Crocodiles and gentlemen, I have been instructed by the Prophet Solomon.
Narrative Text : the temple prambanan
Once, in ancient times there is a great kingdom called Prambanan. Tenteran and its people live in peace. But, what happens then? Prambanan Kingdom invaded and colonized by Pengging country. Prambanan Kingdom Peace be disturbed. The soldiers are not able to deal with attacks Pengging troops. Finally, the kingdom ruled by Pengging Prambanan, and led by Bondowoso.
Bondowoso one who likes to rule with violence. “Anyone who does not obey my orders, will be sentenced to severe penalties”, said Bondowoso on people. Bondowoso is a powerful and has a genie troops. Not long in power, Bondowoso like watching the movements of Loro Jonggrang, daughter of King Prambanan beautiful. “Beautiful princess nian. I want him to be permaisuriku, “thought Bondowoso.
The next day, close to Loro Jonggrang Bondowoso. “You look beautiful, will you be permaisuriku?”, Tanya Bondowoso to Loro Jonggrang. Loro Jonggrang flinched, heard the question Bondowoso. “Men are very presumptuous, do not know me immediately wanted to be queen,” said Loro Jongrang in the liver. “What should I do?”. Loro Jonggrang into confusion. Her mind was spinning. If he refuses, then Bondowoso be furious and endanger his family and the people of Prambanan. To said yes was not possible, because Loro Jonggrang did not like Bondowoso.
“How, Loro Jonggrang?” Urged Bondowoso. Finally Loro Jonggrang get the idea. “I am willing to be your wife, but there are conditions,” he said. “What conditions? Want to abundant wealth? Or the magnificent palace? “. “No, my lord, said Loro Jonggrang. I asked for the temple, the numbers must be a thousand pieces. “A thousand pieces?” Shouted Bondowoso. “Yes, and that temple should be finished overnight.” Loro Jonggrang Bondowoso stare, her lips quivering with anger withhold. Since that time Bondowoso think how to make 1000 temples. Finally he asked his advisors. “I believe the lord can make the temple with the help of Jin!”, Said the adviser. “Yes, that’s right you suggest, prepare the equipment I need!”
Once the equipment at the ready. Bondowoso standing in front of the altar stone. Her arms were spread wide. “Forces jin, Help me!” He shouted with a booming voice. Soon, the sky became dark. The wind was howling. A moment later, the troops had gathered Bondowoso genie. “What should we do sir?”, Asked the leader of the genie. “Help me build a thousand temples,” pleaded Bondowoso. The genie immediately move to and fro, carrying out their respective duties. In a short time the temple has been composed almost reached a thousand pieces.
sent them Meanwhile, Loro Jonggrang quietly observing from a distance. He was worried, knowing Bondowoso genie aided by troops. “Well, what about this?” Said Loro Jonggrang in the liver. He is looking reasonable. The royal ladies got together and assigned to collect hay. “Quick burn all the straw that!” Command Jonggrang Loro. Some other ladies sent grinding mortar. Dung … dung … dung! Radiating red tinge to the sky to the sound of the hustle and bustle, so much like the break of dawn.
Forces genie thought dawn was breaking. “Well, the sun will rise!” Exclaimed the genie. “We should get going before the sun burned our bodies,” the genie another. The genie is scattered away leaving the place. Bondowoso was surprised to see panic genie troops.
The next morning, Loro Jonggrang Bondowoso invited to the temple. “The temple that you have already stood up!”. Loro Jonggrang immediately calculate the number of temples. It turns out the number only 999 pieces!. “The amount is less one!” Said Loro Jonggrang. “It means that the master has failed to meet the requirements that I ask.” Bondowoso surprised to find out the deficiency. He became very angry. “No way …”, said Bondowoso, glowering at Loro Jonggrang. “Then you are complete!” He said, pointing his finger at Loro Jonggrang. Miraculous! Loro Jonggrang immediately turned into stone statues. Until now these temples still exist and are called Candi Loro Jonggrang. Being situated in the area of Prambanan, Central Java, known as Candi Loro Jonggrang Prambanan Temple
Narrative Text in the Legend of Tangkuban Perahu
The Story of Sangkuriang and Tangkuban Perahu Mountain
Once, there was a kingdom in Priangan Land. Lived a happy family. They were a father in form of dog,his name is Tumang, a mother which was called is Dayang Sumbi, and a child which was called Sangkuriang.
One day, Dayang Sumbi asked her son to go hunting with his lovely dog, Tumang. After hunting all day, Sangkuriang began desperate and worried because he hunted no deer. Then he thought to shot his own dog. Then he took the dog liver and carried home.
Soon Dayang Sumbi found out that it was not deer lever but Tumang’s, his own dog. So, She was very angry and hit Sangkuriang’s head. In that incident, Sangkuriang got wounded and scar then cast away from their home.
Years go bye, Sangkuriang had travel many places and finally arrived at a village. He met a beautiful woman and felt in love with her. When they were discussing their wedding plans, The woman looked at the wound in Sangkuriang’s head. It matched to her son’s wound who had left severall years earlier. Soon she realized that she felt in love with her own son.
She couldn’t marry him but how to say it. Then, she found the way. She needed a lake and a boat for celebrating their wedding day. Sangkuriang had to make them in one night. He built a lake. With a dawn just moment away and the boat was almost complete. Dayang Sumbi had to stop it. Then, she lit up the eastern horizon with flashes of light. It made the cock crowed for a new day.
Sangkuriang failed to marry her. She was very angry and kicked the boat. It felt over and became the mountain of Tangkuban Perahu Bandung.
Once upon a time, not far from a jungle, lived husband and a wife. They were farmers. They were diligent farmers and always worked hard on the paddy fields. They had been married for many years and still not have a child yet. Every day they prayed and prayed for a child.
One night, while they were praying, Buto Ijo a giant with supranatural powers passed their house. He heard they pray. “Don’t worry farmers. I can give you a child. But you have to give me that child when she is 17 years old,” said Buto Ijo. The farmers were so happy. They did not think about the risk of losing their child letter and agree to take the offer. Later, Buto Ijo gave them a bunch of cucumber seeds. The farmers planted them carefully. Then the seeds changed into plants. No longer after that, a big golden cucumber grew from plants. After it had ripe, the farmers picked and cut it. They were very surprised to see beautiful girl inside the cucumber. They named her Timun Mas or Golden Cucumber. Years passed by and Timun Mas has changed into a beautiful girl. On her 17th birthday, Timun Mas was very happy.
However, the parents were very sad. They knew they had to keep their promise to Buto Ijo the giant but they also did not want to lose their beloved daughter. “My daughter, take this bag. It can save you from the giant,” said father. “What do you mean, Father? I don’t understand,” said Timun Mas.
Right after that, Buto Ijo came into their house. “Run Timun Mas. Save your life!” said the mother. Buto ijo was angry. He knew the farmers wanted to break their promise. He chased Timun Mas away. Buto Ijo was getting closer and closer. Timun Mas then opened the bag and threw a handful of salt. It became sea. Buto Ijo had to swim to cross the sea. Later, Timun Mas threw some chilly. It became a jungle with trees. The trees had sharp thorns so they hurt Buto Ijo. However, he was still able to chase Timun Mas. Timun Mas took her third magic stuff. It was cucumber seeds. She threw them and became cucumber field. But Buto Ijo still could escape from the field. Then it was the last magic stuff she had in the bag. It was a shrimp paste or terasi. She threw it and became a big swamp. Buto Ijo was still trying to swim the swamp but he was very tired. Then he was drowning and died.
Timun Mas then immediately went home. The farmers were so happy that they finally together again.
Long time ago, there was a beautiful girl. Her name was Roro Jonggrang. Her beauty was so famous around the country. Every man wanted to marry her.
One of them was Bandung Bondowoso. He was a young man with a supranatural power. Roro Jonggrang agreed to marry him with one condition. He had to built one thousand temples during one night.
Bandung agreed with that condition. He began to built the temple. He built the temple with his supranatural power. Soon, he had built many temples.
Roro Jonggrang worried about that. Then, she asked the villagers to make their cock to crow at night. Bandung Bondowoso supposed that it had been morning. He ended to built the temple.
Bandung was angry because Roro Jonggrang lied to him. Then he made Roro Joggrang become a statue to complete one thousand temple.
The Legend Of Rawa Pening
Once upon a time, there was a little poor boy came into a little village. He was very hungry and weak. He knocked at every door and asked for some food, but nobody cared about him. Nobody wanted to help the little boy.
Finally, a generous woman helped him. She gave him shelter and a meal. When the boy wanted to leave, this old woman gave him a “lesung”, a big wooden mortar for pounding rice. She reminded him, “please remember, if there is a flood you must save yourself. Use this “lesung” as a boat”. The “lesung” was happy and thanked the old woman.
The little boy continued his journey. While he was passing through the village, he saw many people gathering on the field. The boy came closer and saw a stick stuck in the ground. People challenged each other to pull out that stick. Everybody tried, but nobody succeeded. “Can I try?” asked the little boy. The crowd laughed mockingly. The boy wanted to try his luck so he stepped forward and pulled out the stick. He could do it very easily. Everybody was dumbfounded.
Suddenly, from the hole left by stick, water spouted out. It did not stop until it flooded the village. And no one was saved from the water except the little boy and the generous old woman who gave him shelter and meal. As she told him, he used the “lesung” as a boat and picked up the old woman. The whole village became a huge lake. It is now known as Rawa Pening Lake in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia.
The Legend of Toba Lake
Once upon time, there was a handsome man. His name was Batara Guru Sahala. He liked fishing. One day, he caught a fish. He was surprised to find out that the fish could talk. The fish begged him to set it free.
Batara Guru could not bear it. He made the fish free. As soon as it was free, the fish changed into a very beautiful woman. She attracted Batara Guru so much. He felt in love with that fish-woman. The woman wanted to marry with him and said that Batara Guru had to keep the secret which she had been a fish. Batara Guru aggreed and promised that he would never tell anybody about it.
They were married happily. They had two daughters. One day Batara Guru got very angry with his daughter. He could not control his mad. He shouted angrily and got the word of fish to his daugters. The daughters were crying. They found their mother and talked her about it.
The mother was very annoyed. Batara Guru broke his promise. The mother was shouting angrily. Then the earth began to shake. Volcanoes started to erupt. The earth formed a very big hole. People believed that the big hole became a lake. Then this lake is known as Toba lake.