Narrative Texts

Text 1


Once upon a time in Lombok Island, there two brothers named Cupak and Gerantang. Although they were brothers, they were very different. Cupak was an ugly, greedy a bad tempered young man. Nobody liked him.  On the contrary, Gerantang was a handsome, good manner young man. Everybody liked him.

One day, the Princes of Selaparang, named Princes Denda Ayu was kidnapped by a an evil giant. It was almost a month, but nobody could save the princes.

Then, the king made a contest. Anybody  who could bring the princes back to Selaparang Kingdom, if she was a woman she would be the queen, but if he was a man he would be the princes’ husband.

Hearing about the contest, Cupak immediately registered himself to participate in the contest. He went to the cave where the giant took the princes. But when he met the giant he ran away. Cupak was too coward to fight with the giant. He went home and asked his brother, Gerantang to fight with the giant. After having a hard battle with the giant, Gerantang could kill the giant and took the princes back to his place.

Knowing that princes was saved by Gerantang, Cupak had a bad mean. He was going to marry Princes Dende Ayu. Then, he asked his brother to get water from the river. When Gerantang was taking the water, Cupak pushed him to the river. Gerantang fell to the river and float away. Cupak took Princes Denda Ayu to Selaparang kingdom.

After weeks, Gerantang was cast onto the beach He was found by Inaq Bangkol and Amaq Bangkol. They took care Gerantang till he totally recovery .

Meanwhile, at the palace, the king held a big party to welcome Princes Denda Ayu. The party would be the wedding party of Cupak and Princes Denda Ayu, too. But the princes always looked sad. When the king asked her why she was sad, she said nothing.

Amaq Bangkol suggested Gerantang to go to the palace to entertain himself and enjoyed the party. Gerantang went to the palace. He was very surprise when he saw his brother, Cupak holding Princes Denda Ayu who he saved, while they were watching perisaian.

Gerantang decided to take part on the perisaian and got into the arena When Princes Denda Ayu saw him, she cried to his father,”Father , he was the man who saved me from the evil giant. He is the man who I want to marry to”. Then she ran to Gerantang and held him and crying hard.

The king married the couple, and the lived happily ever after.

Text 2


Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled in Teberu Lombok, who had a beautiful daughter called Puteri Mandalika. She was a typical princes of myths: beautiful, wise, and sensitive. Because of her beauty, princes and

kings from other kingdom around Teberu wished that she would be their wife. Six of them came to Teberu and ask for her hand of marriage. They were Prince Bumbang, Prince Aryo Johor, Prince Singa Trasak, Prince Daria Loka, Prince Gunung Piring and Prince Bungsu. Each prince wanted to win the hearth of Puteri Mandalika.

Her father, the king of Teberu, was very confused and did not know what to do. If he chose one prince instead of another then it would create jealousy and there could be a war against his kingdom. All the princes were handsome and powerful and so the king allowed his daughter to make her own choice. But Puteri Mandalika was confused too and she also knew the dangerous risk that her kingdom and people would get, if she chose either one of the princes.

After several days of serious thinking, Puteri Mandalika met her parents and asked her permission to announce her decision in front of all the princes and the people of Teberu the next day in the beach. Early next morning, everybody gathered on the beach. There was a gentle breeze with small waves breaking softly across the shore. Everybody was looking at Puteri Mandalika, waiting for her announcement.

Meanwhile, the six princes prayed in their heart that he would be the chosen one. Then in a loud and clear voice, Puteri Mandalika Said, ”Oh my beloved mother and father, all the princes and especially the people of Teberu Kingdom. Today I would like to announce that I will not give myself to any one of the princes, but rather to all people of Teberu and my own kingdom.” Then Puteri Mandalika threw herself into the sea from the top of a hill and disappeared. Everybody desperately search for her but she could not be found and people believed she was transformed into flowing sea worms called “nyale”.


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