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The following is the example of Narrative Text.

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The Purse of Gold

a beggar

a beggar


A beggar found a leather purse that someone had dropped in a market place. Opening it, he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. Then he heard a merchant shouted, “A reward! A reward for the one who finds my leather purse!”

Being an honest man, the beggar came forward and handed the purse to the merchant saying, “Here is your purse. Will you keep your word to give a reward now?”

“Reward?” scoffed the merchant greedily counting the amount of gold. “The purse I dropped had 200 pieces of gold in it. You’ve already stolen more than the reward I’ll give to you.! Go away or I’ll tell you to the police.”

“I’m an honest man,” said the beggar defiantly. “Let’s take this matter to the court!” In the court, the judge patiently listened to both sides of the story and said, “I believe you both. Justice is possible! Merchant, you stated that the purse you lost contained 200 pieces of gold. Well, that’s a considerable cost. But the purse the beggar found had only 100 pieces of gold. Therefore, it couldn’t be the one you lost.”

And, with that, the judge gave the purse and all the gold to the beggar.

Taken from: http://www.storyarts.org

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1. purse: a small case in which women carry coins, paper money, credit cards etc

2. leathera strong material made from animal skin that is used for making shoes, clothes, bags etc

3. discover: to find out something that you did not know before

4. reward: something good that happens or that you receive because of something that you have done

5. scoff: to laugh or say things to show that you think someone or something is stupid or deserves no respect

6. greedy: wanting more money, things, or power than you need

7. defiantly: refusing to obey a person or rule

8. court: a place where trials take place and legal cases are decided, especially in front of a judge and a jury or a magistrate.

9. justice: the legal process of judging and punishing people

10. considerable: large in size, amount, or degree

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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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