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The Scorpion and the Frog is an animal fable about a scorpion asking a frog to carry him
across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it
stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins
carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog,
dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature. The fable is
used to illustrate the position that the natural behaviour of some creatures is inevitable, no matter
how they are treated and no matter what the consequences. It is also used to illustrate that a
person (frog) is to blame for the trouble they are in if it was caused by associating with another
(scorpion) they know to be no good.
Variations commonly include a farmer, youth, turtle, or fox in place of the frog, and a snake
in place of the scorpion. The Farmer and the Viper is a specific variant which can be attributed
to Aesop. There is also a variation in which the final words of the scorpion are "It is better we
should both perish than that my enemy shouldm live .

The Princess and the Pea

There once was a prince who wanted to marry a princess, but it had to be real princess. So he
went all over the world looking for a real princess. Everywhere he met young ladies told him
they were real princess, but could never be completely sure that this was true. There was always
something about them that did not seem quite right. And so, after along time, the prince went
back home to his parents and was very sad.

One evening there was a terrible storm. It rained heavily and there was thunder and lightning in
the sky above the royal castle. Then there was a knock at the castle gate. The old king went out
to see who it could be.

A princess was standing outside the gate. The rain ran down over her hair and clothes and into
her shoes. She told the king that she was a real princess, and he asked her to come inside.

“Well, said the old queen. We’ll soon find out if that is true. She went into the guest bedroom
and took the mattress and blanket of the bed. Then she put a little green pea on the bed. She put
twenty mattress on top of the pea, and then twenty mattress on top of the pea, and then twenty
blankets on top of the mattress. This was where the princess was going to spend the night.

The next morning the queen asked the princess how she had slept.
“Oh, it was terrible” answered the princess. Í didn’t close my eyes all night. I don’t know what
was in my bed, but I lay on something hard, and now I am black and blue all over. It was quite a
terrible night.”

Now, the king, the queen and the prince could be sure that this was a real princess she had felt
the little pea trough twenty mattresses and twenty blankets. Only a real princess will be able to
do that.

So the prince married the princess and the pea was put in a museum for everyone to see, unless
someone has taken it, it’s still there today.

Contoh Narrative Text : THE TWO GOATS

Over a river there was a very narrow bridge. One day a goat was crossing this bridge. Just at the
middle of the bridge he met another goat. There was no room for them to pass.

Two Goats”Go back,” said one goat to the other, “there is no room for both of us”.

“Why should I go back?”, said the other goat. “Why should not you go back?”

” You must go back”, said the first goat, “because I am stronger than you.”

“You are not stronger than I”, said the second goat.

“We will see about that”, said the first goat, and he put down his horns to fight.

“Stop!”, said the second goat. ” If we fight, we shall both fall into the river and be drowned.
Instead I have a plan- I shall lie down, and you may walk over me.”

Then the wise goat lay down on the bridge, and the other goat walked lightly over him. So they
passed each other, and went on their ways.

Terjemahan Contoh Narrative Text “The Two Goats”

Di atas sungai ada jembatan yang sangat sempit. Suatu hari seekor kambing sedang melintasi
jembatan ini. Tepat di tengah jembatan ia bertemu kambing lain. Tidak ada tempat bagi mereka
untuk lewat.

Dua Kambing “Kembalilah,” kata satu kambing ke yang lain, “tidak ada tempat bagi kita

“Kenapa saya harus kembali?”, Kata kambing yang lain. “Kenapa kamu tidak kembali?”

“Anda harus kembali”, kata kambing pertama, “karena saya lebih kuat dari Anda.”
“Anda tidak lebih kuat dari saya”, kata kambing kedua.

“Kita akan lihat tentang itu”, kata kambing pertama, dan dia meletakkan tanduknya untuk

“Stop!”, Kata kambing kedua. “Jika kita bertarung, kita berdua akan jatuh ke sungai dan
tenggelam. Sebaliknya, saya punya rencana – saya akan berbaring, dan Anda mungkin bisa

Kemudian kambing yang bijak berbaring di jembatan, dan kambing lainnya berjalan dengan
ringan ke arahnya. Jadi mereka saling berpapasan, dan melanjutkan perjalanan mereka

Narrative Text

Marsha and the Bear

( Surprised and The Bear Lies)

Once upon a time there was lived a little pretty girl. She was five years old, named Marsha. She
was funny, smart, friendly, towards other people and wellknown in his village. She lived alone,
no mother, father, and sister or brother. She always together with his friend, he was Bear. Bear
was a nice friend.

In the day time, Marsha went to Bear’s house. “toookk..tookk..tookk.. (knock the door) anybody
home?” asked marsha. After waited a few minutes, no one that opened the door. Marsha opened
the door and she was very surprised because saw the Bear lay in bad and looked so pale.

“oh my god, are you sick? Why you don’t tell to me?” asked Marsha. The Bear says “ ouhh
Marsha.. help me. My body feel not ok”. And Marsha says that “ ok.ok.. never mind friend. I will
be here for you and I will take care of you until healed”.

Marsha went to the kitchen, she took a glass water and took some medicines for Bear. After that,
the Bear felt sleepy and rest. Marsha went to drugstore, she bought thermometer. When Marsha
went to drugstore, the Bear played happily. After a few hours, Marsha came back to the Bear’s
house. She was very sad saw the condition of the Bear. Marsha put thermometer in armpit’s
Bear, and then she went to the kitchen to made a glass of milk. When Marsha to the kitchen,
stealthy,the Bear put thermometer in the hot water so thermometer heat up. So when Marsha
took thermometer she was so shocked saw high body temperatures of body’s Bear. The Bear
says “ help me Marsha.. help me”.
Marsha went back to the drugstore for bought some medicines. Again, when Marsha went to the
drugstore, the Bear played happily. After from drugstore, Marsha so shocked saw the Bear. In
fact, the bear was not sick. Marsha was angry with the Bear because the Bear had lied Marsha.
“why you lied me?” asked Marsha. “extremelly sorry, I just want give you a surprised for your
birthday” asked the Bear. The Bear took a cake and give it to Marsha. Finally, although Marsha
was so angry with the Bear but Marsha always forgive the mistake of Bear.

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