Monday, May 26, 2014

The King, His minister and his arms

King lion was getting ready to go to war and called to arms all the other animals.
But his ministers asked him to dismiss the donkey and the rabbit, because one was too stupid and the other too easily scared.
“Not at all” refused the king. “The donkey has a voice which is even more resonant than mine. He can be the trumpeter”
“The rabbit, being so quick, will be invaluable for carrying message,” added the king. “To win a war you have to know how to get the best out of everyone.”

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Snake and the Frog

 Long long time ago in the forest, there lived a snake. The snake was big but old and weak. He was always in hunger during the day, because he was not able to catch his prey anymore. Oneday, he hitched hike to get his food and arrived in a pond full of frogs, his delicious and favourite food.
"Ehm ... they look so delicious", he said to him self. "I hope I can get them for the meal", he thought. When the old snake came closer, the frogs fleet into the thick forest. The snake was so sad, he was getting more hungry because he hadn't got any food that day. "I must find the way to catch them, they are too fast for me", he said. Then the snake was lying moveless and pretended to be dead.
"Look! the dangerous snake doesn't try to chase after us, perhaps he was dead, let's see!" the prince of the frog said. "Don't! don't do that my son, he will swallow you, he may be not dead. He is only sleeping!" the queen of the frog said.
But the prince didn't care of his mother's saying. He then approached the snake. Knowing that the snake kept being moveless, the prince frog came closer bravely. But when the snake opened the eye, the frog was frightened and jumped off.
"Don't be afraid little frog, I will not hurt you", the snake said. "I bit a son of a meditating man once, the prayer was very angry and cursed me, he told me that I had to serve every frog in the world and had to carry them anywhere they wanted", the snake added.
"Was it right?" the stupid prince asked but trusted him then. "Yes that's right, prince", the snake replied in a low voice. "I am the servant of your honour, please, you can get on my back". The prince then got on the tricky snake's back. "Take me to the palace of ours" the prince frog instructed.
"Get off the snake's back!" the queen shouted. "Don't worry my mother, this snake will not hurt me", the prince said to his mother.
"If so, how happy we are to have a ride", the king and the queen said. The mouth of the big old snake became wet to think about delicious fat frog riding on his back. But he realised that he had to be patient to wait a good time to eat.
The snake took the kings frog and family to go in and out of the forest for several days. But one day the snake suddenly stopped on the way. "What's the matter?", the prince asked the snake, "Why do you stop?" "I haven't bad the meal for several days so that I feel very weak now", the snake said sadly.
"Would you permit me to swallow several frogs?", the snake asked.
"How can I permit you to eat my people!", the king frog asked him, puzzled. "If you don't allow me to eat I am going to die and you have no one to take around", the snake persuaded. "If that is the case, you may take some of them for your meal", the king said. The hungry snake began to swallow the frogs one by one. It made him stronger and stronger.
One day the snake went around the pond to find some frog but he didn't get a single one. He, then went to see the king and told the king. "No more frog left in the pond, your honour!"
"Is it right?", the king asked him surprisingly. "Yes, it is right, and I am hungry again now. "I have eaten all frogs in this pond", the snake said, and this is your turn now".
"What!, how brave you are to eat me. I am the king of the frogs!" shouted the king frog. The snake,  however, cared him no more, nothing scared against the three frogs. He immediately grabbed them all, the king, the queen and the small prince frog.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Kitten (Si Mungil) and The hen

"Si Mungil" is a funny kitten. Everyday he looks so weak and inactive.
One day his mother asked him. "What are you thinking, Mungil?" his mother had been watching him for long.
"I am bored here in the house, mom! I want to take fresh air outside to get new experience, I have been grown up, haven't I?" Mungil asked his mother.
This time Si Mungil was permitted to go outside the house, then, he got out of the house jumped happily.
Outside, Si Mungil saw some beautiful gardens with colourful butterflies. He was so excited that he couldn't wait to play inside the garden.
Soon, a beautiful butterfly entered the garden and took some food in a beautiful flower and flew again in front of the kitten. Feeling bothered, Si Mungil beat and killed the poor butterfly.
Feeling satisfied to play in the garden, Si Mungil moved to a clear shallow river to see some fish. He felt very entertained.
After playing he sat down under a big tree to rest.
No longer, then, a chick came to make a noise with its sound. It certainly disturbed him. Si Mungil was angry and chased after the chick.
The chick ran away scared and asked for his mother's help.
Hearing the son's screaming, the strong mother hen hurriedly went to find him. The hen was so furious to see what had happened to her son.
She looked for the kitten who had hurt her son. When they met each other the kitten thought that he was strong enough to fight with the hen. But he was wrong, the hen hit him over the head, the hen was too strong for him. The hen beat Si Mungil again so that the poor kitten fell down bleeding.
Si Mungil was surprised to know that the hen was more powerfull than he was. No sooner had he thought about her, the mother hen chased after him, this made Si Mungil fleet away.
Si Mungil entered the house, he was still shaking although his mother hugged him. The mother advised him and said, "That is your new experience, you shouldn't have acted boastful to treat other people badly, you should have helped others with your strength". Si Mungil finally realized his mistakes and promised not to do it anymore.
 Once, a hen was looking for food with her two chicks. They walked a long a clear river near the field.
When they had arrived under a big tree, the hen saw a pile of wet soil. The hen knew that there would be a lot of worms underneath.
Later she ordered the chicks to wait and to relax under the tree while mother hen tried to look for worms for them.
Worms were their favorite menu, this time the hen could only get a worm for the two chicks.
She, then stop seeking for food and cleaned her hands and body from the dirt of the wet soil.
Later, she walked toward her chicks and told them that she had one worm for the two.
The two chicks, immediately ran to the rock on which there was the worm. They struggled to get it. They were fighting and hit each other.
Because they didn't see the worm while they were fighting, the worm had enough time to escape. It finally crawled into a hole in the ground under a big rock.
When they went back to the big rock, they didn't find the worm on it. The worm had gone. Then they could only regret themselves. They should have shared together as their mother's saying.

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