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Rama, The Dutiful Son

Rama, the dutiful son

Rama, the dutiful son

The King’s mother died before she could eat the mango she had asked for and some wily courtiers convinced the king that his mother’s soul would not rest in peace until a golden mango was given to each one of them. Accordingly a long line of courtiers formed outside the palace. Rama met them at the gate and told them that each man would get as many golden mangoes as burns he agreed to receive on his body with red hot irons. The courtiers gritted their teeth and suffered three of four burns each but when they went in, each man got only one golden mango. The courtiers were very angry and complained to the king. The king sent for Rama and asked for an explanation.

Said Rama: “Your Majesty, you mother died before she could eat the mango and mine died before she could be cauterised and I wished to fulfil her last wish.”

The king realised that Rama was trying to show up the greedy courtiers and laughed and sent them away.

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The possibly new vocabulary for you:

1. wily: clever and willing to trick people in order to get what you want

2. convinced: certain that something is true

3. courtiers: someone who has an official position at the court of a king or queen, or who spends time there

4. palace: a very large building, especially one used as the official home of a royal family, president, or important religious leader

5. gate: a door in a fence or wall that you go through to enter or leave a place

6. gritted: to press your teeth together tightly, for example because you are angry or in pain

7. suffered: to feel pain in your body or your mind

8. complained: to say that you are not satisfied with something

9. realized: to know and understand something

10. burns: if a fire or flame burns, it produces light and heat

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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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