Friday, October 19, 2012

story so short




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The Ant and the Grasshopper
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In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"

"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."

"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "We have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.

When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger - while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.


The Princess
and the Pea
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Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real princess.
 One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.
 It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.
 Well, we'll soon find that out, thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.
 On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.
 "Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!"
 Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.
 Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that.
 So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Tuesday, 05 May 2009 07:43
The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me." 

The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge." 

"That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way." 

"Keep your boasting till you've won," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?" 

So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race. 

Then the Tortoise said: "Slow but steady progress wins the race."


Terjemahan Inggris ke Bahasa Indonesia
Semut dan Belalang yang

Dalam sehari salah satu bidang yang musim panas Belalang sebuah melompat-lompat, berkicau dan menyanyi untuk isi hati-nya. Ant Sebuah berlalu, bantalan bersama dengan kerja keras yang besar telinga jagung ia mengambil ke sarang.

"Kenapa tidak datang dan chatting dengan saya," kata Belalang, "bukan bekerja keras dan moiling dengan cara seperti itu?"

"Saya membantu lay up makanan untuk musim dingin," kata Ant, "dan merekomendasikan Anda untuk melakukan hal yang sama."

"Mengapa repot-repot tentang musim dingin?" mengatakan Belalang tersebut; "Kami sudah mendapat banyak makanan saat ini." Tapi Ant terus jalan dan dilanjutkan kerja keras.

Ketika musim dingin datang Belalang itu makanan dan menemukan dirinya mati kelaparan - sementara itu melihat semut penyebaran jagung setiap hari dan biji-bijian dari toko-toko yang telah mereka kumpulkan di musim panas. Kemudian Belalang itu tahu: Cara terbaik adalah untuk mempersiapkan hari kebutuhan.

Putri dan Pea yang

Dahulu kala ada seorang pangeran yang ingin menikahi seorang putri, tetapi ia harus menjadi seorang putri sejati. Ia berkelana di seluruh dunia untuk menemukan satu, tapi tak bisa dia mendapatkan apa yang ia inginkan. Ada putri cukup, tapi sulit untuk mengetahui apakah mereka yang nyata. Selalu ada sesuatu tentang mereka yang tidak sebagaimana mestinya. Jadi dia pulang lagi dan sedih, karena ia akan sangat menyukai untuk memiliki seorang putri sejati.
 Suatu malam badai yang mengerikan datang, ada guruh dan kilat, dan hujan turun deras. Tiba-tiba terdengar ketukan di pintu gerbang kota, dan raja tua pergi untuk membukanya.
 Itu adalah seorang putri berdiri di luar sana di depan gerbang. Tapi, baik ramah! apa pemandangan hujan dan angin itu membuatnya terlihat. Air mengalir turun dari rambut dan pakaian; itu berlari ke dalam ujung sepatu dan keluar lagi di tumit. Namun dia berkata bahwa dia seorang putri sejati.
 Yah, kita segera akan menemukan bahwa, pikir ratu tua. Tapi dia mengatakan apa-apa, pergi ke ruang tidur, mengambil semua alas tidur dari ranjang, dan meletakkan kacang di bagian bawah, kemudian ia mengambil dua puluh kasur dan meletakkannya di kacang polong, dan kemudian dua puluh eider-down tempat tidur di atas kasur.
 Pada sang putri harus berbohong sepanjang malam. Di pagi hari dia bertanya bagaimana dia tidur.
 "Oh, sangat parah!" katanya. "Saya telah hampir memejamkan mata sepanjang malam Surga hanya mengetahui apa yang ada di tempat tidur,. Tapi aku berbaring di sesuatu yang keras, sehingga saya hitam dan biru di seluruh tubuh saya. Ini mengerikan!"
 Sekarang mereka tahu bahwa ia adalah seorang putri sejati karena ia telah merasakan kacang polong kanan melalui dua puluh kasur dan dua puluh tempat tidur eider-down.
 Tidak ada tapi putri sejati bisa sama sensitif seperti itu.
 Jadi pangeran membawanya untuk istrinya, karena sekarang ia tahu bahwa ia seorang putri sejati, dan kacang polong diletakkan di museum, di mana masih dapat dilihat, jika tidak ada yang mencurinya.

Para Kura-kura dan Hare
Selasa, 5 Mei 2009 07:43
Hare pernah menyombongkan kecepatan sebelum hewan lain. "Saya belum pernah dipukuli," katanya, "ketika saya mengajukan kecepatan penuh saya Saya menantang satu pun di sini untuk balapan dengan saya.."

Tortoise berkata pelan, "Saya menerima tantangan Anda."

"Itu lelucon yang bagus," kata Hare, "Aku bisa menari sekeliling Anda sepanjang jalan."

"Terus membual Anda sampai Anda sudah menang," jawab kura-kura. "Kalau kita ras?"

Jadi program studi adalah tetap dan mulai dibuat. Hare melesat hampir tidak terlihat seketika, tapi segera berhenti dan, untuk menunjukkan penghinaan untuk Kura-kura, berbaring untuk tidur siang. The Tortoise plodded pada dan plodded, dan ketika bangun dari tidur siang Hare, dia melihat kura-kura hanya dekat pasca-menang dan tidak dapat berjalan dalam waktu untuk menyelamatkan lomba.

Kemudian Tortoise berkata: "kemajuan yang lambat tapi stabil memenangkan perlombaan."