STORYTELLING CONTEST 2015
JOIN US ON STORYTELLING CONTEST 2015 HELD BY SMAN 1 GLAGAH BANYUWANGI. FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUUDENT IN EKS KARESIDENAN BESUKI AREA.
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THE FIRST MONKEYS
Many years ago, there was a king and queen who lived in Mindanao. The King was cruel an d the queen was greedy. The King collected a lot of money from his people and gave it to the queen to buy expensive food, wine, and clothes.
One day, the King gave a party in the palace garden. There were six tables placed in the shade of some tall trees. Some people joined the party. Suddenly, an old woman entered the garden. She approached each table and begged for food. No one gave her any, and the King told his guests to chase her away. “Your Majesty, please have a pity on me! I have not eaten any food for several days.” The queen became angry “Go away old woman! This party is only for rich and important people “Chase her away”, the King cried. Everyone chase her.
Suddenly, there was a great crash of thunder and a bright flash of lighting, the old woman changed into a beautiful girl. “you are not human being!”, she said. “no one wanted to help me. Because of this I shall change you into monkeys!”, she clapped her hands. Immediately the spoon turned into tails and fixed themselves on the back of the king. The beautiful dress and clothes turned into long hair. Their finger and toe grew longer, and they could only chatter like monkeys.
They ran back to the palace, but the guard chased them away and threw stone at them “go away!”, the guard shouted. They had nowhere to go, so they hid in the forest and hills where they have lived ever since.
THE RABBIT AND THE BEAR
Once upon a time there lived as neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was a good hunter, neither was the bear. The bear always asked the rabbit to hunt for him, and the rabbit could not refuse the bear’s demand because of afraid.
Every week, the rabbit went to the woods to shoot buffaloes. However the bear was very greedy, he did not allow the rabbit to get any meats. Poor rabbit.
The bear had five children. His wife always gave her youngest boy an extra large piece of meat. Secretly, he would take the meat outside and pretend to play ball with it. Then the baby bear would kick down the meat towards the rabbit’s house. In this way, poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear
THE CLEVER TURTLE
There was once a king who loved sons and nephews very much. One day, they saw a green turtle near the palace. They thought it was a monster. They started to cry. The king told his servant “Go and kill the monster!”
The king’s chief cook said “I don’t know what monster it is. Let’s throw into the fire!”, the cook’s wife said “no, I don’t want to waste my firewood. Drop a big rock on the monster and crush it!”
An old man said, “push him into the sea. There will be storms and it will surely drown.” When the turtle hear this, it shouted “you can burn me or crush me with a rock. But please don’t throw me into the sea. I’m so afraid of drowning in a storm.”
The king said “The monster is more afraid of the sea than everything else. Throw it into the sea!” the servant threw the turtle into the sea. The clever turtle swam away happily.
THE CAT AND THE FOX
Once, a cat and a fox were traveling together. As they went along, picking up provisions on the way. A stray mouse here, a fat chicken there. They began an argument.
“you think you are extremely clever, don’t you?”, said the fox “do you want to know one of my tricks? Why, I know a whole sack full of tricks!”. “Well, I admit I know one trick only, but that one, let me tell you, is worth a thousand of yours!”
Just then, close by, they heard a hunter’s horn and the yelping of a pack of hounds. In an instant, the cat was up a tree, hiding a mong the leaves. “this is my trick”, he called to the fox. “now let me see what yours are worth.”
But the fox had so many plans for escape that he could not decide which one to try first. He dodged here and there with the hounds at his heels. He doubled on his tracks, he ran at top speed, he enter a dozen burrows, but all in vain. The hounds caught him, and soon put an end to the boaster and all his tricks.
THE FIRST BANANA
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl called Maria. She was tall, with black eyes and long shining hair, her skin was a clear light brown. One morning, while she was collecting firewood she met a young man. He looked like a hunter, he was tall and handsome. No one knew who he was or where he came from. Maria liked him. He liked her too.
Maria did not know this but he was an anito or a spirit from the sky. They became friends but the young man never asked Maria to become his wife.
“I have no parents or brothers or sisters”, she said “you do too. I am sure we could be happy together”. “I didn’t want to tell you this, but I am an anito. I can’t marry a human being. I have return to the sky.”, the young man said. Maria was surprised. She did not know what to say. “Please let me go”, said the young man. “I had hoped you would never find out who I am”
There was a blinding flash of light and the young man disappeared. But Maria was holding on to his hands so tightly, he left them behind. Of course Maria was frightened. She ran home and buried them in her garden. Soon she saw a strange plant growing where she had buried them. The plant grew fast. Then some fruits appeared. It was yellow and shaped like a man’s hand with fingers on it. It was first banana.
WHY MOUNTAINS ARE MADE OF STONE
Do you know why mountains are made of stone?
At the beginning of the world, a man named Ekon live in Luzon. He liked to build thing, He thought it would be excellent idea to build a bridge to the sky, he built it of stone, he worked for years. All of his family helped him to build the bridge. But the sky always seemed to be long distance away.
When Ekon became an old man, his wife and children told him that he would never finish it. “If I can’t finish it, my children’s children will do so”. But just before he died, his wife and children told him that they could not find any stones. So Ekon became very angry and disappointed. He pulled down the bridge, it became tumbling down with a great roar.
The stones made great heaps all over the country. These great heaps of stone are what we now call mountains. Ekon was buried under one of them himself
THE RABBIT AND THE TURTLE
One day a rabbit was boasting about how fast he could run. He was laughing at the turtle for being so slow. The turtle challenge him to a race. The rabbit thought this was a good joke and accepted the challenge. The fox was to be the umpire to the race. As the race began, the rabbit raced way ahead of the turtle, just like everyone thought. The rabbit got to the halfway point and could not see the turtle anywhere. He was hot and tired and decided to stop and take a short nap. Even if the turtle passed him, he would be able to race to the finish line ahead of him. All this time the turtle kept walking step by step. He never quit no matter how hot or tired he got. He just kept going.
However the rabbit slept longer than he had thought and woke up. He could not see the turtle anywhere. He went at full-speed to the finish line but found the turtle waiting for him.
THE LION AND THE MOUSE
Once when a lion asleep, a little mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon wakened the lion, who places his huge paw upon him and opened his big jaws to swallow him
“pardon, O King!”, cried the mouse, “forgive me this time. I shall never repet it and I shall never forget your kindness. and who knows, I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days?”. The lion was so tickled at the idea of the mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his pas and let it go.
A few hunters captured the King and tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on. Just then the little mouse seeing the sad plight in which the lion was, ran up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the beast. “was I not right?”
THE WOLF AND THE GOAT
A wolf saw a goat grazing at the edge of a high cliff. The wolf smacked his lips at the thought of a fine goat dinner. “My dear friend,” said the wolf in the sweetest voice, “aren’t you afraid you will fall down from that cliff? Come down here and grave on this fine grass beside me on safe, level ground.” “No, thank you,” said the goat.
“Well then, aren’t you cold up there in the wind? You would be warmer grazing down here beside me in this sheltered area.” “No, thank you” said the goat. “but the grass taste better down here!” said the exasperated wolf, “Why dine along?”
“My dear wolf,” the goat finally said , “are you quite sure that it is my dinner you are worrying about and not your own?”
THE CAT AND THE MICE
There was once a house that was overrun with mice. A cat heard of this, and said to herself, “That’s the place for me” and off she went and took up her quarters in the house, and caught the mice one by one and ate them.
At last the mice could stand it any longer, and they determined to take to their holes and stay there. “That’s awkward,” said the cat to herself. “the only to coax them out by a trick.” So she considered a while, and then climbed up the wall and let herself hang down by her hind legs from a peg, and pretended to be dead.
By and by a mouse peeped out and saw the cat hanging there. “Aha!” it cried, “you’re very clever, madam, no doubt. But you may turn yourself into a bag of meal hanging there, if you like, yet you anywhere near you.”
GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!!
THE WINNER MAY BE YOU OR SOMEONE NEXT TO YOU.