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Di blog ini teman-teman bisa banyak belajar tentang bermacam-macam contoh teks narrative dalam Bahasa Inggris, yang tidak akan pernah membosankan untuk kita baca. Kita jadi terhibur dan mendapatkan banyak hikmah dan pelajaran dari kisah yang kita baca.

Apa sich Narrative Text itu?
Narrative Text adalah teks yang menceritakan kejadian-kejadian di masa lampau tetapi kejadian-kejadian ini bersifat fiktif belaka (cerita yang bersifat khayal saja) karena kejadian yang ada dalam teks narrative ini merupakan hasil imajinasi dari sang penulis. Teks Narrative ditulis dan dibuat dengan tujuan untuk menghibur para pembaca dan juga untuk menanamkan nilai-nilai moral (Moral Value) kepada orang agar setelah selesai membaca cerita tersebut moral si pembaca meningkat menjadi lebih baik.
Bagi teman-teman yang belum suka membaca atau ingin memupuk kegemaran membaca ada baiknya jika memulai membaca dari teks-teks narrative ini. Liat aja tuch gambar diatas, anak kecil aja sampai terbengong-bengong ketika membaca teks narrative.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Umpit And The Wild Hogs

A long time ago in Bangka, lived a hunter. His name was Umpit.

He was called Umpit because he always went hunting using his blowpipe. The villagers liked him very much. Umpit often hunted the wild hogs. Those animals often destroyed the villagers’ plantation. After Umpit killed the wild hogs, the villagers gave him some money.
Pak Raje was the richest man in the village. Nobody liked him. He was very stingy. He did not like to donate his money. One day he asked Umpit to hunt the wild hogs. Umpit agreed. At night he was prepared and waited at the Pak Raje’s plantation.
While he was waiting, suddenly seven wild hogs entered the plantation. Umpit prepared his blowpipe.
Then, whoosssh! One of the hogs was shot.
Amazingly, the hog disappeared.
Umpit could not find the hog anywhere.
However he found blood shed on the ground. He followed the blood trail. It went to the jungle. Finally the blood trail stopped in a big cave. Slowly he entered the cave. Then he heard a voice.
“Who are you?”
“My name is Umpit.
I’m looking for a wounded hog. I shot it using my blowpipe.”
“So, it’s you! You are the man who hurt my daughter!”
Slowly a woman appeared in front of him.
“Come, follow me,” said the woman.
She then pointed a girl. She was wounded. Her leg was bleeding.
“She was not a real hog. We are the goddess of the jungle. I will forgive you, but you have to cure my daughter.”
Umpit was so scared. He did not know that it was not the real hog. He then took some leaves. He knew some medication because his parents taught him before.
He put the leaves on the wound. After a while, the girl was cured. The woman then gave Umpit a present. Umpit immediately went home. He ran very fast.
At home, Umpit immediately opened the present. Wow! He got jewelries, gold and diamond. Umpit sold the jewelries and now he became a rich man.
Pak Raje heard that Umpit had become a rich man. He asked Umpit how he became rich. After he knew all about it, he borrowed Umpit’s blowpipe.
He waited at his plantation, and he shot a wild hog.
He followed the blood trail and arrived at the cave. He met the woman and the injured girl. Pak Raje was asked to cure the girl. But he could not do that, and that made the woman angry. She asked all the wild hogs to attack Pak Raje.
Pak Raje ran very fast. He went to Umpit’s house. He asked Umpit to help him from the wild hogs. He agreed to help if only Pak Raje donated some of his money. Pak Raje said yes and he also promised he would be helpful to the villagers. ***
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Golden Cucumber

Long time ago there was a widow who had a only daughter called Ketimun Mas (Golden Cucumber). She was a young and cute girl of about ten years of age. They lived in the western-most part of the village, close to a forest, called Dauh Yeh. There was a few neighbors who live nearby. Most of them were peasant and traders; and some raised cattle.

One day Golden Cucumber’s mother went to the market to buy food stuff as there was nothing left in the house. Before leaving she said to her daughter, “My dear Golden Cucumber, Mother will go to the market and you stay at home. Mother will buy you pancakes. Please don’t go out, stay inside in the house and lock the door. When someone come don’t open the door, except when Mother come back.”
Golden Cucumber was home alone locking herself inside the house. Suddenly a giant approached the house and called out her name in a heavy and scaring voice. “Golden Cucumber, my dear, Mama has returned home. Please open the door.” The giant spoke imitating her mother is voice. Golden Cucumber was suspicious and she knew that it was not her mother’s voice. Therefore she did not open the door. The giant waited for a long time for the door to open, and since she thought nobody was home she left.
Some moments afterwards Cucumber’s mother returned home and asked her to open the door. As Cucumber knew it was her mother’s voice she opened the door. She told her mother what had just happened. “I was really frightened, Mother,” she said. Her Mother tried to hide her fright by giving her daughter the pancakes she had promised. Then she asked: “do you know who called you?” She told her that it was the giant. Her mother then reminded her to be always inside the house locked when she was away. The giant intended to kidnap her. Golden Cucumber promised her mother to do so.
The giant came again when Cucumber’s mother went to the market. But before she arrived there the giant saw a young man who was herding his ducks. She approached him, and he was shocked when he saw she was coming near him. The giant asked him to accompany him to Cucumber’s house. He refused it, but when the giant threatened him he agreed to go.
To cut the story short, they found nobody at home. The young man was asked to call Cucumber by imitating her mother’s voice. As this time the voice seemed to be different one, Cucumber was not suspicious. As soon as she opened the door, the giant embraced him and took her away. She cried and shouted for help, but nobody heard her.
When Cucumber’s mother returned home, she found nobody home. She looked for Cucumber everywhere but it was useless. She called his name but nobody answered. She was sure that Cucumber had been kidnapped by the giant. “How can I get Cucumber back?” she thought. While she was wondering there were a cat and a rat approaching her. She then spoke to the animals: “Cat and Rat, could you help me to find my dear daughter, Cucumber? If you are successful I will give you a basket of dried fish and a sack of rice as the rewards.” Both were willing to help her, and they immediately went to the giant’s house. Cucumber was kept in a big wooden box guarded by the Blind and the Deaf. The giant herself was busy preparing the spices for cooking in the kitchen.
Knowing that Cucumber was inside the box Rat then made a hole and Cat sat at the top of the box. The noise made by the Rat was heard by the blind guard. He then said: “What noise is it over there?” The cat then mewed; and he mewed all the time. The deaf guard then said there was a cat at the top of the box. The blind guard then ordered him to scare the cat away but he was deaf he did not hear the order.
Now the hole was big enough for Cucumber to escape. Escorted by Rat and Cat, Cucumber hurriedly ran home. Her mother was anxious for her return, and when she saw Cucumber running followed by Cat and Rat she was relieved. As promised earlier by Cucumber’s mother, the two animals received their rewards, everyone was happy.
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The Stupid Dog

DEER have horns, right? But long time ago, deer did not have horns. Instead, dogs had horns. How did the deer get the horns? Here is the story. It was a very hot day. A couple of deer went to a river to drink. They were husband and wife. After arrived in the lake, they immediately drank some water. Suddenly, the wife saw an animal coming. “My husband, who is he? Wow! He is very handsome with his horns,” said the female deer. “Oh, that’s my friend. He is a dog. By the way, did you say he is more handsome than me?” asked the male deer. He was jealous. “Of course not, you are still more handsome than he is. But I have to admit that his horns are beautiful. If you have those horns, I think you will look very attractive.” “Ok, then, I have an idea how to take the horns from the dog. Just wait here.” “Hi, how are you?” asked the male deer to the dog. “I’m just fine,” answered the dog. “How about you?” “Not really good. You see my wife over there? He thinks that I cannot run fast like other male deer. Do you mind if we have a running match? I really want to practice,” said the male deer. “Don’t worry, my friend. Let’s have the running match now.” After that, the running match began. The male deer won. Then, he tried to cheer the dog up. “Well, don’t be sad. You cannot run fast because you have your horns on your head. What if you let me wear the horns,” asked the male deer. “OK, but please wear the horns carefully. I don’t want them to be broken.” “Don’t worry. I will be very careful,” replied the male deer. And then he immediately put the horns on his head. “Wow? my wife is right. I really look great with these horns,” said the male deer to himself. Then, they started the running match again. The male deer ran as fast as he could. He ran very fast and did not stop. He was trying to steal the dog’s horns. “Hey come back! Bring back my horns!” the dog was very angry. Until now, dogs always try to catch deer. The dogs want to get their horns back. ***
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The Story Of Pari Temple

A long time ago, an old man lived in Penanggungan Mountain. His name was Kiai Gede Penanggungan. He had supernatural power. Kiai Gede Penanggungan also had a beautiful daughter. Her name was Dewi Walangangin.

Although very beautiful, she was not married yet. That's why Kiai Gede Penanggungan prayed days and nights for her daughter. Finally, God answered his prayer. A young handsome man came to his place.

"My name is Jaka Pandelegan. I came here because I want to be your student. I want to learn a lot of things from you," said the young man. "I will take you as my student but you have to marry my daughter. Agree?" Jaka took a deep breath. Then he said,"Yes, I agree. I will marry your daughter." Both Dewi Walangangin and Jaka Pandelegan lived a happy marriage. Especially Jaka, he was even happier.

Kiai Gede Penanggungan taught him many things. After several years living with Kiai Gede Penanggungan, now it was time for the couple to leave him and found a new life as husband and wife.
"I know you can't live with me forever. Before you go, take this seed of pari. Every time people ask you, give them some. Don't be arrogant when you are rich." After that, the couple left him and brought pari seed. Pari means rice.

Then, in the new place, they planted the seed. Soon, grew a lot of rice. Now the couple became very rich. The poor neighbours came to the couple to ask for some pari seed.

"No way! If you want to eat, you have to work hard like me!" said Jaka. Kiai Gede Penanggungan heard his bad behaviour. So, he decided to visit him. He wanted to remind him about his promise. Kiai Gede Penanggungan immediately called their names when he arrived in the rice field. "Jaka Pandelegan, come here! I want to talk to you." But Jaka ignored him. He kept on doing his activity. "My daughter, Dewi. It's me, your father."

But Dewi also ignored him. Kiai Gede Penanggungan was really angry. He then said, "You two are like temples. You cannot listen to me."

Right after he said those words, an incredible thing happened. Slowly, Jaka and Dewi turned into temples. Because the temples stood among the pari, people then named them as Pari Temple.
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The Story Of Panyalahan Village

LONG time ago in Tasikmalaya, West Java, lived a young couple. They were farmers. They lived happily with their baby. The couple also had some animals. One of them was a tiger. When the couple went to work on the paddy field, the tiger looked after their baby. As usual, the couple went to the paddy field. Before they left, they asked the tiger to look after their baby.

“We will go to the field now. Look after our baby, okay?” The tiger nodded. So, the couple went to the field. They worked from morning until afternoon. When the couple arrived home, the tiger welcomed them. The tiger acted differently. He wagged his tail and rubbed his body to the couple’s legs. He looked very happy. The husband became suspicious.
“Why does this tiger behave strangely? He does not act as usual?” he thought. The husband looked at the tiger carefully. He was shocked. The tiger’s mouth was full of blood. Then he remembered his baby. He thought the tiger had eaten the baby.
“Why is your mouth full of blood?” he asked the tiger. “You must have done something bad to my baby! Have you killed him? Why did you do that?” he was very panicked. The husband took his knife and killed the tiger in anger. Then they both entered the house. They were shocked. They looked at each other. Their baby was sleeping peacefully in his cradle. He was not eaten by the tiger. Quickly, the wife took the baby and kissed him. The baby woke up. He opened his eyes and smiled. The couple found a very large snake under the cradle. The snake was dead and full of blood.
“Oh, my wife,” the husband said. “We have done a terrible thing. The tiger is not guilty! Look at the dead snake. The tiger must have killed him. He had saved our baby, but I killed him. Oh, my God! What have I done? I am so sorry. Forgive me, my dear tiger. Forgive me, please?”
The couple felt very guilty. They have killed their faithful tiger. It all happened because they did not check the baby first before they killed the tiger. Since then, the couple’s village was called Panyalahan. The word Panyalahan derives from the word “nyalahan”, which means “wrong guess”. ***
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The Parakeet King

In the jungle of Aceh, parakeet birds live peacefully with their wise king. However, now their peaceful life is disturbed. A hunter goes into their jungle and plans to catch them.

It's a beautiful morning. The parakeets and their king perch on a branch of tree. They do not know that the hunter is hiding. The hunter wants to catch the parakeets with his net.
The hunter throws his net towards the parakeets. Some parakeets and the parakeet king are caught under the net. The parakeets are scared but the parakeet king tells them what to do.
"Relax. I have a plan. We all pretend to be dead. When the hunter lifts the net up, we fly fast to the sky," advise the parakeet king. The hunter goes to his net. He is upset! He thinks all the parakeets are dead.
"Oh no! I can't sell dead birds to people." He then lifts the net up. Not long after that, the parakeets free themselves and fly to the sky. But the parakeet king is still trapped. He does not want to fly to the sky until the parakeets are free.
The hunter is surprised when he sees the parakeets are flying. He sees there is one parakeet left in the net.
He moves quickly. "Gotcha!" he catches the parakeet king.
And then the hunter goes home. He puts the parakeet king in a birdcage.
In the jungle, all the parakeets are sad because their king is locked in a birdcage. They set a plan to free their king. All the parakeets fly to the hunter's house. With their beaks, the parakeets peck the birdcage. Slow but sure, the birdcage is destroyed. Then the parakeet king can free himself. “Thank you. You all are very kind to me. Without your help, I'm still trapped in this birdcage, "says the parakeet king. ***
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The Legend Of Surabaya

A long time ago in East Java there were two strong animals, Sura and Baya. Sura was a shark and Baya was a crocodile. They lived in a sea. Actually, they were friends. But when they were hungry, they were very greedy. They did not want to share their food. They would fight for it and never stop fighting until one of them gave up.

It was a very hot day. Sura and Baya were looking for some food. Suddenly, Baya saw a goat.
“Yummy, this is my lunch,” said Baya.
“No way! This is my lunch. You are greedy! I had not eaten for two days!” said Sura.
Then Sura and Baya fought again. After several hours, they were very tired. Sura had a plan to stop their bad behavior.
“I’m tired of fighting, Baya,” said Sura.
“Me too. What should we do to stop fighting? Do you have any idea?” asked Baya.
“Yes, I do. Let’s share our territory. I live in the water, so I look for food in the sea. And you live on the land, right? So, you look for the food also on the land. The border is the beach, so we will never meet again. Do you agree?” asked Sura.
“Hmm... let me think about it. OK, I agree. From today, I will never go to the sea again. My place is on the land,” said Baya.
Then they both lived in the different places. But one day, Sura went to the land and looked for some food in the river. He was very hungry and there was not much food in the sea. Baya was very angry when he knew that Sura broke the promise.
“Hey, what are you doing here? This is my place. Your place is in the sea!”
“But, there is water in the river, right? So, this is also my place!” said Sura.
Then Sura and Baya fought again. They both hit each other. Sura bit Baya's tail. Baya did the same thing to Sura. He bit very hard until Sura finally gave up. He went back to the sea. Baya was very happy. He had his place again. The place where they were fighting was a mess. Blood was everywhere. People then always talked about the fight between Sura and Baya. They then named the place of the fight as Surabaya, it’s from Sura the shark and Baya the crocodile. People also put their fight as the symbol of Surabaya city. ***
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The Legend Of Moon And Sago In Ibuanari

When you fly from Manokwari to the Sub District of Kobar you will have a bird's eye view of a small village named Kebar where sago trees grow abundantly.Sago is the staple food of the Papuans. But it is said that in the ancient time the people of Ibuanari in the east of Sub District Kobar did not grow sago. They often killed and robbed sago and other valuable goods from the strangers who passed by the region. One night, when full moon was rising on the horizon, a lot of people came out to admire the beauty of the celestial body. They also wandered whether they could catch and serve it with sago for dinner.
Boriel Ariks, the chief of the tribe, then sought a way how to catch the appetizing yellow thing which looked easily reachable. After a long deliberation with his people, Boriel Arks decided to build a tall tower in order that they could reach the moon. First, they had to clear the vast land of the trees, which were used as the material to build a tower in the middle of a vast plain resembling a desert with almost no tree growing on it.
One fine evening, when the moon looked very clear in the sky, Boriel Ariks accompanied by some brave and strong men he had selected carefully, began to climb the tower. Each was supplied with a long pole and piece of bamboo tube to store some sago. How good it would be to eat some sago and a little bit of the moon., they thought! In the meanwhile the women and the children were waiting around the tower. The men rushed wildly to climb the tower. But the tower was not strong enough to bear the weight of so many people. It declined and collapsed helplessly. Many people died including Boriel Arks. The bamboo tubes containing sago were broken and scattered their content on the ground.
Present people of Ibuanari believe that a consequence of the incident it is impossible for them to outnumber the people of Jandura who live in the neighborhood. They also believe that the sago flour scattering on the ground later on grew into sago trees which are found today in the ground covering tens of hectares in Ibuanari. Customorily people of Ibuanari will leave their fields after enjoying their crop and move to some other forest to start a new field. Thus it is expected that the abandoned field will soon be reforested. Cutting trees aimlessly is a strict taboo among people of Ibuanari.
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The Legend Of Lahilote

Long ago there lived a humble young man named Lahilote in a remote village of ancient Gorontalo. One night Lahilote who lived near a water spring which was the upper stream of a river and made a living by collecting rattan in a nearby forest dreamt that was given a piece of such big rattan called "Hutiya Mala". The young man sprang up from his sleep upon the surprising dream.
A few days later on his way to the forest, Laholote chanced to glance down the river and see a group of seven beautiful fairies who were bathing joyfully. The seven beauties left their "selendangs', the magic scarves they used as the wings, on the river-bank. Greeed soon lured Lahilote to steal and hide one of the selendangs. As they were aware of the presence of Laholote, the fairies soon stopped bathing and got out of water and fetched their selendangs. They all flew to the heaven leaving the poor one who cried and sobbed desperately because she could not find her selendang. Lahitole approached and comforted her, then brought her some proposed her to be his wife. The beautiful accepted his proposal and soon they married.
One day Lahilote told his wife that he had got to go to the forest to collect rattan. His wife insisted to accompany him but he did not let her go with him. To keep herself if busy Lahilote's wife wondered over the house and by chance she found her lost selendang kept very carefuly in a bamboo tube. She felt very happy but at the same time very disappointed to know her husband's unfairness. She soon wear the selendang and flew away to the heaven to leave her husband behind.
 Lahilote got home happily because at that time he succeeded in collecting a great deal of rattan. But soon he got very much disappointed
to know that his wife had flown away and the bamboo tube where he had kept the selendang was empty. At that very difficult moment, suddenly came a wise Polahi (a certain tribe living in the forest) man who gave him a piece of magic rattan. He told Lahilote that the rattan could bring him to the heaven. Eventually Lahilote succeeded to fly to the heaven and meet his beloved wife. Lahilote was allowed to stay in the heaven.
After some time, when his wife was looking for lice Lahilote's head, she happened to see some graying hairs among his. Soon she sprang up and got away from her startled husband. She told him that no one with graying hair is allowed to stay in heaven. Upon his questions, she told her husband:"Love fades away when you get a graying because here in heaven you are no more than a shadow as soon as you get a piece of graying hair."
Broken-heartedly, Lahilote got down from the heaven making use of a piece of board. He swore:"From this point of Pohe beach up to the border of the shroud to cover my dead body, my left foot-print will be printed forever."
At the moment we can find a stone in the beach of Pohe, in the Province of Gorontalo with a foot-print stamped on it. The locals believe that it is the foot-print of Lahilote.
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