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Telaga Warna

Telaga Warna

Telaga Warna

Once upon a time in West Java, there was a kingdom. The king and the queen did not have any children yet. The king was so restless. He was thinking who would replace him as a king if he did not have any children.

Everyday the king and the queen prayed to god. They asked god to give them a baby.

Finally, a miracle happened. The queen was pregnant! The king and the queen were extremely happy.

The people were also happy. They loved the king and the queen. The king was wise and the queen was very kind to the people.

The time that the people had been waiting for finally arrived. The baby was born. It was a beautiful baby girl.

The king and the queen loved the princess very much. They gave anything she asked and that made her become a spoiled girl!

She would be angry whenever she could not get what she wanted. She really had bad temper! She was rude and always said bad things to people. Nobody liked her.

The princess would celebrate her 17th birthday soon. She wanted to have a great birthday party.

“Mother, I want to invite many people. And I want them to give me birthday presents. Especially from you, Mother,” asked the princess.

“Don’t worry, I will give you the best present,” said the queen.

The princess was smiling. She was so happy. She could already imagine that her party would be great.

The king and the queen invited many people to attend the party. Well, they were reluctant to attend it. They did not like the princess. However they respect the king and the queen. Therefore they came and brought birthday presents.

The king asked the princess to open all the birthday presents. The princess did that. She was hoping to get excellent gifts.

She opened the first gift.

“What’s this? Yuck! I don’t like it!”

She threw the gift away.

She opened the second gift.

“Gosh! It’s so ugly! I hate it!”

She threw it away

She opened the third gift.

Again, she threw it away.

The king and the queen were sad to see their daughter’s behavior.

The queen then gave the princess her birthday present.

The princess opened the present carefully.

“Mother, what’s this?”

“It’s jewelries. I got them from my mother. They are so precious and expensive,” explained the queen.

“But they are old-fashioned! I hate those jewelries, Mother!”

The princess again threw the birthday present.

The queen was so sad. She began to cry. Everybody was also sad. When they saw the queen crying, all the guests also started to cry.

The tears fell like rain. Indeed, it was like rain. Slowly the tears flooded the palace. Slow but sure more and more water from tears filled the palace. The tears did not stop and that made the whole palace flooded.

The palace was swallowed by the water. It created a lake! And the water was colorful. Since then people named the lake as Telaga Warna or the Colorful Lake.

Until now we still can see the colors coming from the lake. The local people believe that the colors are coming from the jewelries that the princess threw away.

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1. restless: not willing or able to keep still because you are nervous, bored, or impatient

2. miracle: an event that cannot be explained according to the laws of nature and is considered to be an act of God

3. pregnant: if a woman is pregnant, she has a baby developing inside her body

4. extremely: very: used for emphasizing an adjective or adverb

5. wise: a wise person is able to make good choices and decisions because they have a lot of experience

6. spoiled: a child who is spoilt behaves badly if they do not get what they want, because people have always given them everything they want

7. temper: a tendency to get angry very quickly

8. rude: not polite

9. attend: to be present at an event or activity

10. reluctant: not willing to do something

11. excellent: extremely good

12. yuck:used for saying that you think someone or something is dirty, ugly, or unpleasant

13.gosh: used for showing that you are surprised or a little annoyed

14. behavior: the way that someone behaves

15. precious: worth a lot of money

16. old-fashioned: no longer modern or fashionable

17. indeed: used for emphasizing the meaning ofvery

18. swallowed: to make food or drink go from your mouth down through your throat and into your stomach

19. jewelries: objects that you wear as decoration. Types of jewellery include rings, which you wear on your finger, bracelets, which you wear on your wrist, and necklaces, which you wear around your neck

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The Other Narrative Text Examples:

  1. Cindelaras
  2. Jaka Tarub and Nawang Wulan
  3. Loro Jonggrang
  4. Lutung Kasarung
  5. Minangkabau
  6. Origin of Lotus
  7. Rama, The Dutiful Son
  8. Telaga Warna
  9. The Fox and the Mosquitoes
  10. The Penny Wise Monkey
  11. The Pirate Crocodile
  12. The Princess and the Pea
  13. The White Gibbon
  14. Uncle Spider
  15. The Bird with Two Heads
  16. The Birds and the Shivering Monkeys
  17. The Jackal and the Arrow
  18. The Monkeys and the Bell
  19. The Purse of Gold
  20. An Old Tiger and a Greedy Traveler
  21. The Wind and the Moon
  22. The Talkative Tortoise
  23. The Ant and the Grasshopper
  24. The Buffoon and the Countryman
  25. The Dog and the Wolf
  26. The Fox and the Stork
  27. The Fox, the Cock, and the Dog
  28. The Frog and the Ox 
  29. The Hare with Many Friends
  30. The Labourer and the Nightingale
  31. The Lion in Love
  32. The Man and the Satyr
  33. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
  34. The Shepherd’s Boy
  35. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  36. Bawang Putih Bawang Merah
  37. Keong Emas
  38. Calon Arang
  39. Kancil and the Farmer
  40. The Myth of Malin Kundang
  41. The Story of Sangkuriang and Tangkuban Perahu Mountain
  42. The Legend of Toba Lake
  43. Cinderella
  44. Snow White
  45. The Story of Smart Monkey and Dull Crocodile
  46. Romeo and Juliet
  47. Kite’s Tale
  48. Story of Rabbit and Bear
  49. Queen of Arabia and Three Sheiks
  50. The Smartest Parrot

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