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The Jackal and the Arrow

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Once upon a time, there lived a hunter in a village. He was living there happily with his family. One fine morning, he set out from his home with the intention of hunting a deer in the nearby forest. It was a fortunate day as he saw a deer and killed him instantly. He hung the carcass of the deer over his shoulder and happily started for his home.

The Hunter had barely walked a distance, when he saw a wild Boar. He quickly dropped the dear on the ground and shot the boar with an arrow. The arrow pricked the Boar’s neck projecting through his back. Before collapsing, the Boar gave a fearful groan and killed the Hunter with his pointed tusks. In no time, the Hunter and the Boar, both were lying dead at the same spot.

After some time, a Jackal happened to pass through that place. He saw a man and a boar, both lying dead at the same spot. At a distance, he also found a dead deer. The hungry Jackal got crazy to find so much to eat at the same time and that too without any effort. He was overjoyed at the sight of mouth relishing flesh and said, “Ah! What a luck I have! It looks as if I am going to have a feast, but I’II eat only a little at a time so it will last longer”.

He began to think that with whose flesh to start his feast, the man or the animal. He decided to lick the blood first and taste a little flesh stuck around the arrow. But, as soon as, he put the pointed arrow in his mouth, it pricked his jaws and went through his head. The Jackal died a greedy death on the spot.

Moral: Greed never pays.

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1. carcass: the body of a dead animal

2. barelyused for emphasizing that something happened only a very short time before something else

3. boar: a male pig

4. prick: to make a very small hole in the surface of something with a sharp object

5. groan: to make a long low sound, for example because you are in pain or unhappy

6. jackal: a wild animal like a dog that lives in Asia and Africa

7. relish: to get great pleasure or satisfaction from something

8. flesh: the soft part of peoples or animalsbodies that consists mostly of muscle and fat

9. stuck: the past tense and past participle ofstick,
to push something long and thin into or through something else

10. tusk: one of the two very long pointed teeth on an animal such as an elephant or a walrus

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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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