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One day, there was a porcupine named landy. He was lonely. No one wanted to play with him,
because they afraid of his spikes.
dear landy, we dont want to play with you because your spikes are too sharp. We dont want
you to hurt us, said cici the rabbit one day.
cici is right, landy, it is not because youre bad or rude to us, no, landy, just because of your
spikes. They will stab us if we are close to you. Said tito the rooster.
Landy felt lonely. Landy spent most of the time day dreaming at the river bank. I would be
happy if there were no spikes on my body.
Suddenly, kuku the turtle appeared from the river. He came to landy and said, landy, what are
you thinking of?
oh, nothing. Landy replied.
dont lie to me, landy! Who knows I can help you. Said kuku wisely. Then he sat beside
landy. He wasnt afraid of landys spikes.
Shortly, landy told his problem. Kuku nodded his head. He said. poor you, but it isnt your
fault. I know your spikes are very usefull and helpful for you. They will realize it someday, trust
Thanks, kuku, you are my best friend.
One day, koko the frog held his birthday party. He invited all his friends, including landy. But he
decided not to com. He didnt want to mess up the party.
Ill come with you landy. Ill tell everyone that youre harmless. Said kuku, finally landy
attended the party. Everyone enjoyed it.
Suddenly tito screamed, helphelp! The evil wolf is coming. Save yourself! then, everyone
saved their lives, except kuku and landy. Kuku pulled his head and his leg into his shell. And
landy rolled his body into a ball.
Unintentionally, the evil wolf touched landy. Of course, the spikes pricked him. He screamed.
ouch! since his foot was bleeding, he didnt chase landys friend any longer. Then, he ran
horray horray! Long live landy! He saved our lives. Said cici and her friends. They
thanked him from then on. Landy wasnt lonely anymore.
The end
Why frogs and mosquitoes are enemies story
Narrative text fable - Why frogs and mosquitoes are enemies story

A long time ago, there was an old crab who liked to sleep. But there were some frogs
living nearby who made a loud noise. They kept him awake at night.
One night, the crab became very angry. Dont make so much noise! he shouted.
we cant help it, said the king of the frogs. Were talking about our friend the turtle.

Narrative text fable
Whats wrong with the turtle?
Dont you know? asked the king of the frogs. he carries his house on his back.
The crab then asked the turtle, Why do you carry your house on your back?
Because Im afraid the firefly will set light to it, answered the turtle.
The crab then asked the firefly, Why do you want to set fire to the poor turtles house?
Because the fire will keep away the mosquitoes,: said the firefly.
And why do you want to give so much trouble to the firefly? the crab asked the
I dont, replied the mosquito. At the same time, the mosquito bit the king of the frogs
who had first spoken to the crab.
He jumped at least six inches in the air. Ooch! he cried. Dont bite me! Its painful!
But the mosquito dived at him again. He was very angry.
The king of the frogs stuck out his tongue and caught him. That was the end of the
Since then, frogs and mosquitoes have been enemies. Even now, mosquitoes always chase
frogs and bite them whenever they have the chance.

Why snails climb up grass

Why snails climb up grass
Fable for kids
Long long ago, Mr. Fish, Mr. Fly, Mr. Wasp and Mr. snail lived together in a small house.
They divided the work among themselves. Mr. fish was the biggest and strongest. He was made
the head of the house and his job was to find food. Mr. Fly, who could fly very fast, was made a
messenger. Mr. Wasp was made a guard because of his painful sting. And Mr. Snail, who could
only move slowly, looked after the house.
Fable for kids
Early one day, Mr. Fish went out to look for food. He swam slowly in a nearby river.
Suddenly, he saw something moving in the water. It was a big frog. What a lovely meal. He
thought. He quickly seized the frog in his mouth and started to swim home. But he did not know
there was a hook inside the frog which was tied to a string. Someone pulled the string and soon
Mr. Fish found himself inside a fishermans basket. The fisherman took him home and ate him.
Fable for kids
Of course, his friends did not know what had happened to him. They waited for him for
several days. By this time, they all felt very hungry. Then Mr. Fly was sent out to look for Mr.
Fish. Suddenly, he saw something moving in the water below. It was a fish whose lips moved in
and out on the surface of the water.
Mr. Fly was angry. He thought the fish was laughing at him.
Fable for kids
Dont laugh me! he cried, Im looking for my friend Mr. Fish, have you seen him?
Fable for kids
But the fish still seemed to laugh at him. Mr. Fly flew lower and lower as he wanted to bite
the fish. Suddenly, he felt very weak. He had not eaten any food for such a long time. His wings
became heavier and heavier. Plop! he fell into the water and the fish swallowed him in a
Fable for kids
Mr. Wasp and Mr. Snail were still waiting for Mr. Fish and Mr. Fly to return. Although
they were both hungry, Mr. Snail was not as hungry as Mr. Wasp. He could eat mud while Mr.
wasp could only tighten his belt. At last, Mr. wasp could not stand it any longer.
Fable for kids
He flew out of the house to look for Mr. Fish and Mr. Fly. While he was flying, his hunger
became worse. He tightened his belt again and again until finally he broke into two. That was the
end of Mr. Wasp.
Fable for kids
Now only Mr. Snail was left. He left the house to look for his three friends. He was crying
because he felt so lonely. Whenever he found some grass, he would climb up it to look around
for his friends. Even today snails still cry, and whenever they see any grass they will climb up it
and look around for their old friends.

The Crying Stone

The Crying Stone
In a small village, a girl lives with her mother. The girl is very beautiful. Everyday she puts
make-up and wears her best clothes. She doesnt like to help her mother work in a field. The girl
is very lazy.

One day, the mother asks the girl to accompany her to go to the market to buy some food. At first
the girl refuses, but the mother persuades her by saying they are going to buy new clothes. The
girl finally agrees. But she asks her mother to walk behind her. She doesnt want to walk side by
side with her mother. Although her mother is very sad, she agrees to walk behind her daughter.

On the way to the market, everybody admires the girls beauty. They are also curious. Behind the
beautiful girl, there is an old woman with a simple dress. The girl and her mother look very

Hello, pretty lady. Who is the woman behind you? asks them.

She is my servant, answers the girl.

The mother is very sad, but she doesnt say anything.

The girl and the mother meet other people. Again they ask who the woman behind the beautiful
girl. Again the girl answers that her mother is her servant. She always says that her mother is her
servant every time they meet people.

At last, the mother cannot hold the pain anymore. She prays to God to punish her daughter. God
answers her prayer. Slowly, the girls leg turns into stone. The process continues to the upper
part of the girls body. The girl is very panicky.

Mother, please forgive me! she cries and ask her mother to forgive her.

But its too late. Her whole body finally becomes a big stone. Until now people still can see tears
falling down the stone. People then call it the crying stone or batu menangis.


Once upon a time there was a prosperous village in a far away island called Sumatra. In northern
part of the island, lived a farmer whose name was Toba. He lived alone in a hut by a small forest.
He worked on his farmland to grow rice and vegetables that he sells to local market. Once day he
wanted to catch some fish so he went to a river and fished there. He was very surprised when he
got a big fish. The fish was as big as human being. Soon he went home and put the fish in his
kitchen. He planned to cook the fish for his dinner that night. When he got to his house that
afternoon he took a bath. Then as he walked into his bedroom after taking a bath Toba was very
shocked. Do you want to know what happened?

There stood in his living room a very beautiful girl. The girl greeted him nicely. For a moment
Toba was speechless. When he could control his emotion he asked her.

Who are you? Whats your name? Why suddenly you are here in my house?

Pardon me if I surprised you Mr. Toba, but you took me here. I was the fish that you caught in
the river. Now that I become a human being again, I would like to thank you and I will be your
servant to express my thankfulness

Were you the fish?

Yes, I was the fish. Look at your kitchen.

Toba immediately rushed to his kitchen and the fish was nowhere to be seen. He saw some gold
coins instead.

Whose coins are these? Why there are some coins here?

Those coins are mine. As I changed into human being my scales changed into gold coins

Ok you can live here and work for me. Your room is over there

Thank you very much Mr. Toba
Since that day the beautiful girl lived in Tobas house. Since she was very beautiful Toba fell in
love with her and not long after that they got married. The girl married to Toba on one condition
that he would never tell anybody about her past. Toba agreed to the condition. Several months
later Tobas wife delivered to a baby boy. Their son was healthy. Soon he grew up into a
handsome boy. Toba named him Samosir. Unfortunately Samosir was a lazy boy. He did not
want to work at all. When his father worked hard in his rice field and farm, Samosir just slept.
When he was awake he talked a lot and he ate a lot. Toba was very disappointed with his sons
nature. He hoped that one day Samosir would change into a diligent boy. Day in and day out but
Samosir never changed.

Toba used to go to his farm and rice field early in the morning. Then at midday his wife would
bring him food. They used to eat lunch at their farm. As he was a teenager Toba and his wife
tried to change his behavior. They ordered Samosir to bring food for his father for lunch while
her mother stayed at home to do household chores. But Samosir never did his duty well. He
always woke up very late. He woke up after midday. Then one day his mother forced him to
bring the food.

Sam, wake up. Go to the farm and bring the food for your father. He must be very tired and
hungry now.

But Mom, I am tired and hungry too

What makes you tired? You just wake up. Go now. You father needs the food

Toba reluctantly went to the farm. But he did not go to the farm immediately. He stopped
somewhere in the street and ate the food. It was already late afternoon when he got to the farm.
His father was disappointed. Then he was angry as he realized that his son had eaten his food. He
said sarcastically.

O, you are stupid lazy boy. You are son of a fish!

Samosir was hurt. He went home right away and as he got home he told his mother about his
fathers words. Samosirs mother was shocked. She was also deeply hurt.

O Toba. You break your promise so I cannot live with you here anymore. Now you have to
accept to consequence of what you did. Samosir, now go to the hill, find the tallest tree and
climb it

Why mom? What will happen?

Just do it, never ask any question. Good bye

As soon as she finished saying that suddenly the weather changed. Sunny day suddenly turned
into cloudy day. Not long after that the rain poured heavily. The rain last for several days.
Consequently the area was flooded. The whole area became a big lake. Then it was called Lake
Toba and in the middle of the lake there is an island called Samosir Island. Meanwhile Tobas
wife disappeared.

Lake Toba is located in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Today it becomes a tourist


Prabu Tapa Agung had led a kingdom in West Java for a long time. He was getting old and
therefore wanted to choose a successor. But unfortunately, he had no son. He thought of
choosing one of his daughters, Purbararang and Purbasari. But it wasnt an easy choice. They
were both very pretty and smart. The only difference was their temperament. Purbararang was
rude and dishonest, while Purbasari was kind and caring. With those considerations, Prabu Tapa
Agung finally chose Purbasari to be his successor.

Purbararang didnt agree with her fathers decision. Its supposed to be me, Father. Im the
eldest daughter! Purbararang said. Prabu Tapa Agung smiled. Purbararang, to be a queen takes
more than age. There are many other qualities that one must possess, explained Prabu Tapa
Agung wisely. What does Purbasari have that I dont? Purbararang pouted. Youll find out
when Purbasari has replaced me, Prabu Tapa Agung answered.

After the discussion, Purbararang went back to her room. Is there something wrong? asked
Indrajaya. Indrajaya is Purbararangs future husband. Im upset! Father chose Purbasari as his
successor and not me! I have to do something! Purbararang said. Driven mad by her anger, she
came to a witch and asked her to send rash all over Purbasaris body. Before going to bed,
Purbasari started to feel itch all over her body. She tried applying powder to her body, but its no
use. Instead, the itching grew even worse. She didnt want to scratch it, but she just couldnt help
it. In the next morning, there were scratch mark all over Purbasaris body. What happened to
you? asked Purbararang, pretending to be concerned. I dont know, sis. Last night, my body
suddenly felt very itchy. I scratched and scratched, and this is what happened, Purbasari
answered. Purbararang shook her head. You must have done something really awful. Youve
been punished by the gods!

That day, the whole kingdom was scandalized. What have you done, Purbasari? demanded
Prabu Tapa Agung. Purbasari shook her head. I didnt do anything that would upset the gods,
Father, she answered. Then how can you explain what happened to your body? Prabu Tapa
Agung asked again. If you dont confess, Ill banish you to the woods. Purbasari took a deep
breath. Like I said before, I didnt do anything wrong. And Id rather be thrown into the woods
than to confess to a deed I didnt commit.

After a short discussion with his advisor, Prabu Tapa Agung ordered Purbasari to be moved to
the woods. Purbasari was very sad, but she couldnt do anything to defy her fathers order. She
was accompanied to the woods by a messenger. He built a simple hut for Purbasari. After the
messenger left, suddenly a black monkey came to Purbasaris hut. He carried a bunch of
bananas. From behind him, some animals looked on. Are the bananas for me? Purbasari asked.
The black monkey nodded, as if he understood what Purbasari said. Purbasari took the bananas
with pleasure. She also said thanks. The other animals that were looking on also seemed to smile.
Are you willing to be my friend? Purbasari asked them. All the animals nodded happily.
Although she was living by herself in the woods, Purbasari never lacked of supplies. Everyday,
there were always animals bringing her fruits and fish to eat.

A long time had passed since Purbasari was banished to the woods, but her body still itched. At
some places, her skin was even ulcerating. What am I supposed to do? Purbasari sighed. The
monkey who was sitting next to her stayed still, there were tears in his eyes. He hoped Purbasari
would remain patient and strong.

One night, on a full moon, the monkey took Purbasari to a valley. There is a pond with hot spring
water. The monkey suddenly spoke, The water of this pond will heal your skin, he said.
Purbasari was surprised, You can talk? Who are you? she asked. Youll find out, in time, the
monkey said. Purbasari didnt want to force the monkey. She then walked to the pond. She
bathed there. After a few hours, Purbasari walked out of the pond. She was shocked to see her
face reflected on the clear pond water. Her face was beautiful again, with smooth and clean skin.
Purbasari observed her entire body. There were no traces of any skin ailments. Im cured! Im
cured! Purbasari shouted in joy. She quickly offered thanks to the gods and also to the monkey.

The news of Purbasaris condition quickly spread to the kingdom, irritating Purbararang. She
then accompanied by Indrajaya go to the woods to see Purbasari. Purbasari asked if she would be
allowed to go home. Purbararang said she would let Purbasari return to the palace if Purbasaris
hair were longer than hers. Purbararang then let her hair down. It was so long, it almost touched
the ground. But it turned out that Purbasaris hair was twice longer than Purbararangs hair.

Fine, so your hair is longer than mine. Purbararang admitted. But there is one more condition
you must fulfill, do you have a future husband who is handsomer than mine? said Purbararang
as she walked toward Indrajaya. Purbasari felt miserable. She didnt have a future husband yet.
So, without much thought, she pulled the black monkey beside her.

Purbararang and Indrajaya burst out, but their laughter didnt last long. The monkey meditates
and suddenly transformed into a very handsome young man, a lot more handsome than
Indrajaya. Im a prince from a kingdom far away. I was cursed to be a monkey because of a
mistake I committed. I could regain my true form only if theres a girl who would be willing to
be my wife, said the young man.

Finally, Purbararang gave up. She accepted Purbasari as the queen, and also confessed
everything she had done. Please forgive me. Please dont punish me, Purbararang said, asking
for forgiveness. Instead of being angry, Purbasari smiled. I forgive you, sis, she said. Soon
after, Purbasari become queen. Beside her was the handsome prince, the former monkey known
as Lutung Kasarung

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.