Jumat, 30 Desember 2011

The Boy Cried Wolf

A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at them for their pains. The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted in an agony of terror: "Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep"; but no one paid any heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock. There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.

Kamis, 29 Desember 2011

Once upon a time, an old woman and her husband lived alone in a little old house. The couple had no children, and being lonely, the woman decided to make a boy of gingerbread. She carefully
mixed the batter, rolled out the dough, and cut out out a very nice gingerbread man. She added sugar icing for his hair, mouth, and clothes, and she used candy chips for buttons and eyes. What a fine looking gingerbread man he was! The old woman put him in the oven to bake. After he was fully
done, she slowly opened the oven door. Up jumped the gingerbread man, and he ran out the door saying,
"Run, run, as fast as you can!
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
The old woman and the old man ran after him, but they could not catch him. And so the Gingerbread Man ran and ran. While he running, he met a cow.
"Moo," said the cow. "You look very fine! Fine enough to eat!" And the cow started to chase to little man.
But the Gingerbread Man ran faster, saying,
"I ran away from an old woman,
I ran away from an old man,
And I can run away from you!
I can!" And he laughed,
"Run, run, as fast as you can!
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
The cow ran after the Gingerbread Man, but she could not catch him. The Gingerbread Man kept running, and soon he met a horse.
"Neigh," said the horse, "You look mighty tasty. I think that I would like to eat you."
"But you can't!" said the Gingerbread Man. "I ran away from an old woman,
I ran away from an old man,
I ran away from a cow,
And I can run away from you!
I can!" And so he ran singing,
"Run, run, as fast as you can!
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
The horse ran after the Gingerbread Man, but he could not catch him. The Gingerbread Man ran and ran, laughing and singing. While he ran, he met a chicken.
"Cackle, cackle," said the chicken, "You look fine enough to peck for dinner. I'm going to eat you, Mr. Gingerbread Man." But the Gingerbread Man just laughed.
"I ran away from an old woman,
I ran away from an old man,
I ran away from a cow,
I ran away from a horse,
And I can run away from you! I can!" And so he ran singing,
"Run, run, as fast as you can!
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread Man!"
The chicken ran after the Gingerbread Man, but she could not catch him. The Gingerbread Man was proud that he could run so fast.
"Nobody can catch me," he thought. So he kept on running until he met a fox.
He just had to tell the fox how he ran faster than all the others. "Mr. Fox," he said,
"As tasty as I appear
to be,
I cannot let you catch and eat me.
I ran away from an old woman,
I ran away from an old man,
I ran away from a cow,
I ran away from a horse,
I ran away from a chicken,
And I can run away from you!
I can!"
But Mr. Fox did not seem to care. "Why would I want to bother you?" asked Mr. Fox. "You don't even look that tasty. No, young man, I don't want to eat you at all."
The Gingerbread Man was so relieved. "Well, indeed, Mr. Fox," said the Gingerbread Man. "If you don't mind, I think I'll take a little rest here." And the Gingerbread Man stopped running and stood still.
And right when he stood still. Snap! went Mr. Fox's jaws right into the Gingerbread Man until he was gone.
"He was very tasty after all," thought the fox.

Rabu, 21 Desember 2011

Timun Emas Long time ago, lived an old women named Mbok Sirni.
She lived by herself because her husband had long
passed away and she had no children. Every day, she
prayed so God would give her a child. One night, when
she was praying, a giant passed her house and heard
her pray. “I can give you a child on one condition,” the giant said to Mbok Sirni, “You must give the child
back to me when it is six years old.” Mbok Sirni was
so happy; she did not think about the risk of losing the
child later and agreed to take the giant’s offer. The
giant then gave her a bunch of cucumber seeds.
“Plant it around your house.” The giant then left without saying anything else. In the morning, Mbok
Sirni planted the seeds. The seeds grew within mere
days, and blossomed plentifully.Not longer after that,
a big golden cucumber grew from plants. Carefully,
Mbok Sirni plucked the golden cucumber and carried it
home. With caution and care, she sliced the cucumber. She was very surprised to see a beautiful baby girl
inside the cucumber. She then named the baby Timun
Emas (it means Golden Cucumber). Years passed by and Timun Emas has grew to become
a lovely and beautiful little girl. She was also smart
and kind. Mbok Sirni loved her very much. But she
kept thinking about the time the giant would take
Timun Emas away from her. One night, Mbok Sirni had
a dream. In order to save Timun Emas from the giant, she had to meet the holy man who lived in Mount
Gundul. The next morning, Mbok Sirni took leave of
Timun Emas to go to Mount Gundul. The holy man then
gave her four little bags, each one containing
cucumber seeds, needles, salt, and shrimp paste.
“Timun Emas can use these to protect herself,” said the holy man to Mbok Sirni. A few days later, the giant came to see Mbok Sirni
about her promise. “Mbok Sirni! Where is Timun
Emas?” shouted the giant. “My daughter, take these
bag with you. It can save you from the giant. Now, run
through the back door,” said Mbok Sirni. But the giant
saw Timun Emas running to the woods. The giant was angry. Starved and enraged, he rushed toward Timun
Emas. Mbok Sirni tried to stop him, but the giant was
unstoppable. The giant was getting closer and closer, so Timun
Emas opened the first bag she got from Mbok Sirni.
Inside the bag were cucumber seeds. She threw the
seeds, and instantly they grew into large cucumber
field. But the giant ate them all, giving him more
strength. As the giant was getting close, Timun Emas took the second bag with needles inside and spilled
the content behind her. The needles turned into
bamboo trees, sharp and thorny. The giant’s body
was scratched and bled. “Aaargh, I’ll get you,
Timun Emas!” shouted the giant as he tried to get
himself out from the bamboo field. He made it and still chasing Timun Emas. Timun Emas then reached the third bag and spilled the
salt inside. The ground which the salt touched turned
into a deep sea. The giant almost drown and had to
swim to cross the sea. After some time, he managed
to get out from the water. Timun Emas saw the giant
coming, so she reached for the last bag. She took the shrimp paste and threw it. The shrimp paste became a
big swamp of boiling mud. The giant was trapped in
the middle of the swamp. The mud slowly but surely
drowned him. Helpless, he roared out, “Help!
Heeeeelp…!” Then the giant drown and died. Timun
Mas then immediately went home. Since then, Timun Emas and Mbok Sirni live happily ever after.***

Jumat, 09 Desember 2011

Deer and Slugs

On one day the deer appear sleepy. His
eyes seemed heavy to open. "Aaa ....
rrrrgh", the occasional deer seem to
evaporate. Since it was quite bright, the
deer feel the loss if the waste it. She started
walking the forest track to dispel sleepiness. Up on top of a hill, the Kancil
shouted arrogantly, "O inhabitants of
forests, I am the most intelligent animals,
clever and smart in this forest. Nothing can
match the intelligence and my intelligence ".
As he puffed out his chest, the Kancil was off and running down the hill. When it reached
the river, he met with a snail. "Hi deer!",
Greeted the snail. "Why are you shouting?
Whether you're happy? ", Asked the snail.
"No, I just wanted to inform on all forest-
dwelling animal that I am the most intelligent, astute and clever", arrogantly
replied the deer. "Arrogant once you hare,
I'm the smartest animals in the forest", said
the Snail. "Poisson ......., where possible"
joked Kancil. "To prove it, what if tomorrow
morning we race?", Challenged the Snail. "Okay, I accept your challenge", said the
Kancil. Eventually they both agreed to hold a
race tomorrow morning.
After the Kancil went, the snail soon gather
his friends. He asked for help to his friends
lined up and hide in the race track, and
respond if the deer call. Finally the awaited
day has arrived, deer and slugs were ready
to race. "Are you ready for the race run with me", asked the deer. "Of course I have,
and I would win," said the snail. Then the
deer slug invited to run in advance and
called to make sure it is up to where the
snail. The mouse deer casually walking, and
felt confident that he will win. After a few steps, the deer tried to call the snail.
"Snail .... Where you been up to?", Cried the
deer. "I'm in front of you!", Cried the snail.
Mouse deer amazed, and immediately sped
up. Then he called the snail again, and the
snail replied with the same word. "I was there front of you!" Finally the deer ran, but
he is calling each of the snails, he always
comes up and says if he had been before
deer. Sweat streaming down, her legs felt
weak and panting breath. Mouse Deer ran
on, until finally he saw the finish line. The face of deer are very excited, because
when he called slugs, have no answers
anymore. Mouse Deer felt that he was the
winner of that race. To her surprise, the
deer, because he saw the snails have been
sitting on a rock near the finish line. "Hi deer, why are you so long? I've come from
that! ", Cried the snail. With bowed heads,
the deer over to the slug and admit defeat.
"So do not be arrogant, you are cunning and
clever, but you are not the most intelligent
and ingenious," said the snail. "Yeah, I'm sorry snails, I would not be arrogant again",
said the deer.