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The Bird with Two Heads

The Bird with Two Heads

The Bird with Two Heads

Once upon a time, there lived a strange bird named Bharunda. He lived on a banyan tree near the banks of a river. The strangeness of the bird lies in the fact, that he had two necks, but shared a common stomach. One day, the bird was wandering on the banks of the lake and found a red-golden fruit, which appeared delicious at the first sight. One of the two heads mumbled, “Oh what a fruit. I am sure the heavens have sent it for me. I am so lucky.” He started eating the fruit with immense pleasure and claimed that it was the most delicious fruit he had ever eaten.

Hearing this, the other head said,” O dear, let me also taste the fruit you are praising so much”. The first head laughed and replied “You know that we’ve only one stomach, whichever head eats, the fruit will go to the same stomach. So, it makes no difference whether I eat it or you eat it. Moreover, I’m the one who found this fruit. So I’ve the first right to eat it”. The other head became silent and disappointed after hearing the first head. This kind of selfishness, on the part of the first head pinched him very much.

Later one day, the other head found a tree bearing poisonous fruits. He took the poisonous fruit and told the first head, “You deceitful fellow. I will eat this poisonous fruit and avenge your insult which you have done to me”.

The first head yelled, “Please don’t eat this poisonous fruit. If you eat it, both of us will die, because we’ve a common stomach to digest it.” The other head replied, “Shut up! As I have found this fruit, I have the every right to eat it.” The first head started crying, but the other head didn’t bother and ate the poisonous fruit. In the consequence of this action, both of them lost their lives.

Moral: Sharing of a good thing with others is always good.

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1. banyan tree: a tropical tree that produces new roots from its branches

2. bank: a raised area of land along the side of a river

3. wander: to say something in a way that is not loud or clear enough so that your words are difficult to  understand 

4. mumble: to travel from place to place, especially on foot, without a particular direction or purpose

5. immense: extremely large

6. claim: to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof

7. praise: to express strong approval or admiration for someone or something, especially in public

8. selfish: thinking only about yourself and not caring about other people

9. bear: contain

10. deceitful: behaving dishonestly in order to trick people

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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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