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THUMBELINA

Once upon a time, there was an old woman that lived alone in a village for along time. She did everything that she had to do by herself. It made her felt lonely and sad. Not long afterward, she heard some people said about a Witch that could help her. The old woman then decided to meet the Witch and hoped that the witch could help her.

“I wish I can have a little girl to accompany me. Can you tell me what I should do?” asked the old woman.

“Oh, it’s very easy for me. I will give you a seed. It is not like other seed, but I can’t tell you the secret of this seed. Just bring it home, plant it and see what will happen,” whispered the Witch.  

Then the old woman went home and planted this seed in a flowerpot. She took care of this plant until it growth to a beautiful large flower. That flower looked like a tulip with red and yellow petals, but the petals were still closed. The old woman amazed with that flower and then she kissed it. Suddenly, the petals of that flower were opened. The old woman was surprised because she saw something inside the flower. There was a little girl that the size was no longer or bigger than a thumb of a woman. Because her size, the old woman called the little girl ‘Thumbelina’. 

The old woman was very happy because in that time she had Thumbelina. The old woman took care of Thumbelina very much. Thumbelina was happy too. She often sang in the kitchen where the old woman there. Her sound was very smooth and beautiful. It made the old woman happy and not felt lonely like she had felt before. When the night came, Thumbelina slept in a bed that made of peanut.
One day, a frog heard Thumbelina’s voice when Thumbelina was singing. The frog was interested in her voice. So, the frog jumped to the window and kidnapped Thumbelina to the frog’s house. 

“You will be a beautiful wife for my son,” said the frog. 

Deep down inside, Thumbelina didn’t want to be the wife of frog’s son because the frog was very ugly. But she didn’t know how to go from that place. The frog left Thumbelina on an orchid flower and went to look for his son. There were some fishes that accompanied Thumbelina. Thumbelina told them what she felt. Then that fishes helped Thumbelina by biting the leave so it could follow the air-stream. And Thumbelina succeed go from the frog.

When she followed the air-stream, she saw a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly brought Thumbelina to the forest where the butterfly lived. Thumbelina was very happy lived at that place. She ate the fruits and played with other butterflies. But when winter came, Thumbelina was confused. She couldn’t eat because there was no fruit. She also confused because her friends, butterflies, was disappear.

The next day, Thumbelina met a mouse and that mouse became Thumbelina’s friend. After that, Thumbelina lived at the mouse’s house. The mouse suggested Thumbelina to marry with his friend, field mouse. Thumbelina didn’t want to marry with field mouse because she couldn’t live under the field that was no warm of the sun. She didn’t want to marry with him although Thumbelina need to save from the snow.

One day, on the way to mouse’s house, Thumbelina met a swallow that was scattered on the snow. The swallow looked like felt very cold, so Thumbelina covered the swallow with some leaves. After that day, during the winter season, Thumbelina and the swallow often played together. Then Thumbelina realized that the swallow loved place that warm like Thumbelina. When summer came, the swallow got well and ready to fly again. The swallow asked Thumbelina to go with him. 

“I’ll go to a place that is warmer and far from here. Follow me, I will bring you to that place that you must be like”, said the swallow.

After that, Thumbelina fly with the swallow to a country that far away from that place. That country was full of flower. There were many small people like Thumbelina. 

“You are same with us. We are flower people and we will call you Maia”.

Maia was happy with her new name. Finally, she lived in that place and met a handsome prince in that country. They loved each other. She married with that prince and then lived happily in that place.

Ratih Mayasari (081214053)

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The Chronicles of Mammamia:
The Chicken, The Witch, and The Kitchen

This is another tale about how witches once ruled our world. Not like other knights with their shining armor, not like other kings with their battalions, but the witches with only their magic wand, once ruled the world. Unfortunately, this is not a tale about those witches. This is a tale about the witch who cooked. And like other tales, I’ll begin with once upon a time.

Once upon a time, there was a witch with her magic wand named Jadis. She was different from other witches. When all witches used their wands to slash people or to beat their enemies, Jadis used her wand to cook. Even she had a restaurant in her house called Kentucky Witch Chicken. Her restaurant won the heart of everybody. Every time people came and ate there, they would not stop saying. ”Mammamia, mammamia, mammamia…”.

Soon, all the people and the witches knew about her restaurant. The witches decided to come there. “Please, Jadis, show us what you got!”, said one of them. “Of course, your majesty, I’ll give the best of all.”, said Jadis. So Jadis tried to satisfy those witches. She cooked with all of her heart. Finally she put the chicken in front of those witches. All of them looked at the goldish chicken. One of them tried it. Jadis was waiting for the words “Mammamia, mammamia, mammamia” coming from their mouth. But suddenly, “Shame, shame, shame!” said the one who tried. “Do you call it as a food? It tastes like the dead body I’ve slashed in the battle!” All the witches then screamed, “Shame, shame, shame!”. Jadis could not understand why it happened. She put a lot of efforts in making the meals. “But, your honor, it can’t be happening. The chicken I’ve cooked in my kitchen would always be delicious.” Jadis tried to defend herself.

“Lie! I knew you did it on purpose. We came here to try your best meal, but you gave us nothing but rubbish!” said another witch with beard. “That’s a slander!” Jadis replied. “I’ve always cooked the best way I could.”
Everybody in that restaurant was silent and watched the quarrel. Another witch bit a piece of the chicken and spitted it out again. “Gee, are you trying to kill us by giving us this wicked meal?” Jadis was puzzled. She didn’t mean to do that. Never!

“Go taste it yourself!” They screamed loudly. And so she did. She surprised and then smiled, for nothing wrong with the chicken. It was perfect, indeed.

“Well gentlemen, I’ve tasted it myself and nothing seems go wrong with the meal I had cooked before.” Jadis took his magic wand. “Come, gentlemen, follow me to my kitchen.” she said. If you imagine that it was a shining kitchen, you are wrong, for the kitchen was full of chickens. They were all such nightmare. Running here and there, to and fro.

“The reason why you cannot taste the deliciousness of my meal is that, I haven’t used my charm yet.” Jadis said smiling. When all the witches were gawked, she wound her wand up and said,”Mammamia!”. Greeny smoke filled up the air and disappeared slowly as a snail. The witches opened their eyes and suddenly smiled at each other. And like other men, they walked out that restaurant and said,”Mammamia, mammamia, mammamia!” all the way.

There, inside her kitchen, Jadis stood still and grinned. “How fool they are.” Her magic wand said to her. Jadis looked at her wand and said,” How genius we are.”

the chicken

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the kitchen

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Once upon a tine there lived a poor woman and her son named Jack. The woman had suffered from fever and Jack did no work. So that the widow asked to her son to sell their cow. “You must go to sell the cow son !” said her. When he went to market, he met a butcher who had some contraption beans. He bought it and brought them home thinking to surprised his mother. Arrived at home he told his moher that he bought some beans. His mother became very angry and shed many tears. Their last hope seemed gone.
Next morning Jack went to the garden. He took some beans and put it to the ground. Next two days Jack went to the garden again. He looked happy because some of beans had taken root and growing up surprisingly. Directly he climbed the beanstalk. But he went down again. He tought he had better consult his mother first. He called his mother. After looked at that his mother was amazed. Jack instanly climbed again on the ladder. The cottage, the village and all the tall tower looked quite little. Although still he couldn’t see the top of the beanstalk. Jack at last reached the top of the beanstalk and found a beautiful country on it. Not far from his place, stood a fine strong castle. While Jack was standing looking at the castle, a strange woman came out towards him. Jack talked to her and pointed to the castle and said,”Is this your house ?”. “No”, said the old lady. “I’ll tell you the story of that castle”, she said again. Then she told the story of the castle to him. She said that the castle was once his father’s and must be him. “You have to win it back for your mother,” She said loudly. But it was very difficult. Jack must get into the castle and iff possible possess himself of a hen that lays golden eggs and the giant possess was him. The lady suddently disappeared.
Then he blew the horn which hung at the castle portal. Two frightful giantess openend the door. They have one great eye in the midle of their forehead. As soon as Jack went out to escape, but they caught and dragged him into the castle. Then one of the giants said,”You shall be my boy and shan’t let you go again”. Jack was very frightened but he struggled to be brave. The giant asked him to hide her from her husband. If Jack awakened her husband, her husband will have eaten him and her. She opened the wardrobe and said'”Sent him on it !”. When he walked for breakfast Jack put half a fowl at a time into his mouth. So that the supper has gone. When the supper has ended he bade his wife bring him his hen that laid golden eggs. She asked to hen to laid a golden egg. The hen laid again and again. Now Jack was so sure that the hen was that of the fairy had spoken.
The giant was fast sleep because waited for the hen to laid the golden eggs. Jack hurried crapt out and stole the hen. He brought home the hen and told his adventures to his mother. Next day Jack come back to the castle but the giant didn’t remembered him. He saw gold coins on the table. Then he took the gold coins on the table and taking up the bags to home. He told again about how he stolen the money from the giant. Next one day he climbed the beanstalk to stole again. But the giant finnaly knew that Jack was stolen her hen and the gold coins. Jack afraid and hurried down and chopped the beanstalk. The beanstalk was trumbled and so did the giant. So that Jack and his mother were never poor again beacuse they have a hen who laid gold eggs and have much gold coins.

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Wahyuningtyas #08 1214 077

SPRING FAIRY

Once upon a time, there was a wonderful and prosperous country, that had never been stricken by both disasters and diseases, named Criummyfield. Far away from Criummyfield there was a wonderful waterfall, behind it there was a place that is called Fairy Field. A place where the fairies –which always helped Criummyfield people with their magical power- lived happily. They were leaded by Queen Greinypearce, a very wise old fairy.
Every three months, those fairies should spread the magical season powder by turns into Criummyfield. Every year there were four fairies that were coroneted as The Season Fairies, they were called Summer Fairy, Autumn Fairy, Winter Fairy, and Spring Fairy. They did their own duty by turns; every season of a year was always begun by spring season as the symbol of a new life for human beings and other creatures.
One day, actually it was two days before the season changing; Queen Greinypearce invited four fairies, who were pointed as the season carriers this year, to gather in the palace ballroom. Those fairies were Shelio-the Summer Fairy, Aufielz-the Autumn Fairy, Winbell-the Winter Fairy, Synella-the Spring Fairy.
“Welcome My Dears, as a leader of the fairies, I will announce you a very important thing about your duty,“ said Queen Greinypearce, “alright, now is your turn Synella, you should spread this magical powder above Criummyfield.“
Synella accepted a little sack of magical season powder from Queen Greinypearce.
“Thank you my Queen, I’ll do my duty as well as I can, I promise. “
“Alright Synella, but guys, you should know about the warning before you do your own duty. “ Those fairies listened what Queen Greinypearce was saying carefully. “Guys,” she continued, “there are two ways to reach Criummyfield’s sky. The first is the longer way, you should fly across Walfy Hill, and it’ll spend much time. Then the second way is through the dangerous forest, Darkstand, you can’t fly above Darkstand, but it is the shorter way. And as you know if you are late only one day, you’ll disorganize the season length. So, please choose your own way. “
This was the day, Synella should fly above Criummyfield in the early morning. She would be accompanied by Denstars, one of Queen Greinypearce’s escorts, just because Synella was too young and sloppy. Before they went to Criummyfield sky, they spreaded the magical invisible powder into their whole bodies, because the fairies had to be invisible to the human. After that, Synella and Denstars flew toward Criummyfield sky; they decided to choose the first way. In the middle way, Denstars was stroke by an arrow from a hunter under the Criummy forest. He was injured and should be brought home. So, Synella brought him back home to Fairy Field.
Synella was very panic, she had spent two days uselessly, she remembered her promise to her Queen, and she shouldn’t be late. Then, she flew away with her golden wings; she decided to choose the second way, although it was very dangerous.
“I must use the rest time well, I shouldn’t be late or I’ll destroy the season,” Synella talked to herself. In front of her sight there was Darkstand, the forest where the evil witches lived. The forest with dark and damp atmospheres, the forest which was never has any light, and the forest of death. But, Synella was a faithful and brave fairy, she had never frightened of every evil things.
Near the Darkstand, she heard a pity voice. A boy shouted from the forest, he looked like need a help, his voice was vague. Synella forgot his duty, deep in her heart she wanted to help that boy, so she flew down into the forest. She flew between the dark branches, her eyes sought yonder, tried to find the unlucky boy. Suddenly, she looked a boy was crying under a very big and full of moss tree. Synella hide behind a tree, she said a magic spells and she changed herself into a human being. Then she approached that boy.
“Hey,” she said hello. That boy was shocked, but suddenly his face turned into a very pleasure face with rosy cheeks.
“Hey,” he replied, “who are you?”
“I am Synella, emm, I come from Criummyfield,” she was lying, “and you?”
“I am John, I come from Criummyfield too. By the way, why do you come here, this forest is very dangerous, isn’t it?”
“Yes, but I lost my way, I want to find many flowers for my mother, she is on her birthday,” Synella tried to be seen as a pity girl.
“Oh, and I also lost my way, I have been playing hide and seek with my friend, but I hide too far away from Criummyfield.”
Synella wanted to save John and helped him to escape from Darkstand. Then they walked to the south side, but it was so dark like a night, they found the blocked way. Unfortunately, Synella had never come to this forest, so she didn’t know the way to escape. They tried the other ways, but those were useless. They got tired, and decided to take a rest under the purple leaves tree. They slept, and the day was changed.
Far away in Criummyfield, the people were confused and cursed the God, why the spring season was late to come. They had been feeling the winter season too long, they couldn’t start the planting time on time. In the Fairy Field, Queen Greinypearce could see what was happening in Criummyfield within her crystal ball, but she couldn’t find where Synella was. She worried that Synella was lost her way in Darkstand, because the crystal ball couldn’t show what happened in Darkstand.
“My escorts, I command you to find Synella! I’ll give you a very powerful magic spells, it will help you to fight with Darkstand witches. Take care My Dear,” Queen Greinypearce let them went away. For about fifty escorts flew away into Darkstand to save Synella and also save the season in Criummyfield.
But, what happened was unpredictable, the witches were very powerful. Some of the escorts died; they were killed by witches’ magic spells. Several of them tried to have a negotiation with the witches.
“The Very Evil Witches in the universe, we come here peacefully, we don’t have any plan to make a fight with you. Our Majesty, Queen Greinypearce asked us to bring one of her fairy back from this wonderful forest,” said the leader of the escorts.
“Ha ha ha… You know, whatever have entered into this Forest of Evil will not be back, they will be foods for our king, Bellzizk,” replied a witch.
“But wait, our Queen Greinypearce has a present to Darkstand if you let Synella go.”
“No!! And I meant it.”
Within Darkstand, Synella and John were still trying to find the way to escape. They were very hungry and thirsty, but nothing could be eating. Every plant was poisonous and had dangerous power. Synella continued thinking about it, she felt that she remembered something, but she didn’t know what it was. Meanwhile, John started grumbling and sometimes crying aloud, he missed his parents and his friends, he felt that he would die.
“Synella, where should we walk anymore? I’ve been tired, I am hungry and thirsty,” said John weakly.
“John, I’ve been trying to find the exit. Please be patient, if you believe you will get what you want,” she said, “Do you believe in God?”
“Yes, I do.”
“So, God will send us an angel or a fairy to save us alive,” she said.
After they walked far away, they sat under the Redabblo tree. Synella had promised John to tell him a story about a brave fairy. John was very interested about that.
“John, well,” she started, “this is the story about a brave fairy named Haraquild; she was a very brave little fairy. One day she played through a damp and dark forest named Cantalloumiya, but she was lost her way. She cried under the most big tree within Cantalloumiya. She didn’t realize that the tree was alive, he could speak and move. The tree acquainted as Manorra, he was a wise and kind tree. Manorra said to Haraquild that he knew the way to escape from Cantalloumiya. Haraquild listened carefully what Manorra was saying. Manorra taught her magic-key-spells, ‘Horanna, Horanna, Pattorrita, Elsmenose, Shodura, Amnoistel, Horanna, Horanna’…” Synella stopped her story, he remembered something.
“John!!!” she shouted, “I know how to escape from this forest.”
John stood; he was looked on fire, his spirit burst out. He wanted to come home as soon as possible.
“How?? How can we do that?”
Synella pulled John’s hand, “Follow me Boy, we should find the highest tree in the heart of this forest.”
Fortunately, they could find the highest tree in Darkstand. They stood under that tree, and then Synella knocked the tree trunk. The tree moved, it woke up, it was alive. The tree had two big eyes, beard in that face and its branches waggled in the air.
“My Dear, why do you wake me up? What can I do for you My Sweetie?” the tree asked loudly, his voice vibrated the whole forest.
“Oh My Majesty, the Great Tree, I am Synella and this is John, my friend. We are lost our way, we wish we can go home soon, but we find that the ways were blocked. So, may you teach us how to escape from here?”
“My Dear, I’ll give you a magic spells, listen and repeat after me,” said the Tree, “but, I have a wish, if you can do that I’ll give you the magic spells.”
Synella nodded her head, “yes, I’ll do what you want.”
“You should give me a precious thing that you have.”
The tree was waiting with his gloomy glance while Synella decided what she should give to the tree.
“Alright, the Great Tree, I’ll give it to you,” Synella gave the tree something that made from gold silk. It was her wings, because of that she couldn’t fly anymore, but she acquiesced her wings to save John.
The tree, which named Gualoppe, taught her to tell the magic spells.
“My Dear, please repeat after me!” he whispered, “Horanna, Horanna, Pattorrita, Elsmenose, Shodura, Amnoistel, Horanna, and Horanna.”
Synella repeated, “Horanna, Horanna, Pattorrita, Elsmenose, Shodura, Amnoistel, Horanna, and Horanna.”
Then there was a bright shine emitted between the trees. It shaped like a way, a very bright way. Synella and John were shocked, they felt joyful.
“That is the way home, My Dear. Go ahead, and you will find your home!” ordered Gualoppe.
“Thank you, the Great Gualoppe. I’ll never forget your help. Gualoppe, can I ask you something?”
“Of course My Sweetie,” replied Gualoppe.
“I’ve ever heard about that magic spells, I remember that my grandma had told the story about Haraquile in Cantalloumiya. And she used the same magic spell like what you whisper to me. Have you ever heard that story?”
Gualoppe smiled, then said, “My Dear, Synella, Haraquile is your grandma name when she was young, and I am Manorra. This forest at that time named Cantalloumiya, but now the people called it Darkstand,” he explained slowly, “Synella, you are a very brave fairy.”
Synella and John left Gualoppe and Darkstand, they walked toward Criummyfield. Suddenly, in the middle way, Synella remembered her magic powder. She stopped to find it, but she got nothing, she thought that she had lost it. She began to cry, she fell guilty, and she failed as a Spring Fairy. She couldn’t do her own duty, she disordered the season. But, she encouraged her heart to go to Criummyfield, brought John back, and saw its condition. Actually, she was very shocked; Criummyfield was in a spring season. Why could it happen?
In front of Criummyfield’s gate, Queen Greinypearce stood to welcome Synella and John, she was in her joy. Synella fell ashamed; she wasn’t brave enough to see her Queen eyes. But, Queen Greinypearce with kindness embraced her and told her pride.
“Synella, I am very proud with you. You are very brave and kind.You have saved John, although you have another duty to do. You are very careful; you concern a small thing that may be another fairy doesn’t do that.”
“My Queen, how can the season be changed? Because I’ve lost the magical powder,” Synella was very confused.
“I’ve seen that you have faced a trouble, and I find your magical powder near Denstars bed, so I ask another fairy to do your duty. It was successful, right?”
After that incident, Synella was presented a gold medal and a pair of new wings. She was very happy, she thanked to all fairies, and also her Grandma. She promised to tell this story to her children and grandchildren. She had learned that every good seeds will result the good things. She would always help others although she should sacrifice her precious things, moreover her life. She is one great example of so many brave heroes in the universe.

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Prisca Tri K./081214061

Sister Complex

Mercy and Dave grew up together in a small family which was full of happiness. Their parents loved them very much. Mercy was 3 years old younger than Dave. They are always together in everywhere and every time. Dave was a good brother. He always helped Mercy if she was in difficulties. Moreover, he would sacrifice himself to protect his sister when she was in a dangerous situation. When they were in elementary school, Mercy was chased by a fierce dog. She was frightened. She screamed then Dave came to help her. Unfortunately, he got hurt by the dog’s bite. Dave loved his sister very much. He didn’t want anyone wounded her. It was better if he got hurt because of her than his sister did.

Mercy was 18 years old. She studied in the same university with Dave. She was a new student, so she had to follow the campus orientation. Many senior mistreated all of new students as a mental test. In the first day, mercy went home with pale face and dirty clothes. It made Dave very angry. In the next day, he scolded the seniors because they mistreated his sister. All of the seniors were frightened and promised not to mistreat Mercy anymore. Mercy was given good treatment as a special right by the seniors. But, she felt uncomfortable because a lot of the students became jealous of her. However, she knew that his brother worried about her.

After that day, Mercy studied in peace. No one could disturb her because Dave always with her. Just like before, they always departed and went home together. If Mercy had classes until afternoon, Dave would wait for her. He protected his sister well.

One day, Mercy told her brother that she had a boyfriend. Dave felt something strange came into his heart. It was poignant. But, he didn’t tell to his sister because he didn’t really understand what kind of feeling in his heart. He didn’t want to lose his sister. He didn’t believe in others. He thought that there is no appropriate person to protect mercy, except him. He saw that his sister was very happy because of her boyfriend. Actually, he didn’t want to crush Mercy’s happiness. Then, he calmed his feeling down. But, he wouldn’t forgive Mercy’s boyfriend if he made his sister hurt.

On Saturday night, Dave went to a cafe to have a dinner with his friends. He left Mercy home because she wanted to go with Adam, her boyfriend. In the café, he felt something wrong happened. He seemed to see Adam with a girl which was not his sister. Then, he came to Adam. It was true that she wasn’t Mercy. It was impossible that she was not Adam’s girlfriend because he treated her very close. Adam was surprised. Spontaneously, Dave hit Adam and left him without any sound. He went home with shattered feeling. He knew, it would also happen if Mercy knew about this affair.

At home, Dave found his sister was crying because of Adam’s absence. Then, he hugged his sister affectionately. He told to her about the affair that had just happened carefully. He worried Mercy didn’t believe him. Fortunately, his sister stopped crying and thanked to him. A few minutes later, Mercy slept in Dave’s shoulder because she was very tired. Both of them didn’t know there were two persons, their parents, paid attention through the door space. Their parents worried if their fright happened. Dave and Mercy were falling in love.

In the next day, Mr and Mrs.Thomson decided to ask Dave whether he loved Mercy or not. In this case, their mean was love between a male and a female, not love between brother and sister. Dave didn’t understand about his parents’ meaning. But, he tried to answer honestly. First, he thought that he loved his sister very much but his feeling began to change. He was jealous if a boy loved a girl. It was because in fact, Mercy was his sister. How can he love his sister? Then, Mr.Thomson began to tell about the true story. He told that mercy was not their daughter. She was adopted from a poor family in a small village far away from their home town. Unconsciously, Mercy had been listening to their conversation near them. She was surprised and shocked. Then, she ran away from her house with tears flow from her eyes. Dave tried to find her, but he couldn’t. Their parents were guilty about that. All of them tried to find Mercy until night came, but they couldn’t. They were worried about Mercy’s condition.

At night, Mercy went back home after she calmned her mind down. Mrs.Thomson hugged her warmly. She apologized because of the lie. Mercy also apologized because she made them worried. After the situation became better, Mercy asked her mother about her true parents’ identity and address. She wanted to meet them. First, Mrs.Thomson didn’t want to give the information. She didn’t want Mercy left them again. But, then she did. She could understand about Mercy’s feeling. Mercy promised that she won’t leave them. She only wanted to tell her true parents that she was their daughter.

In Mercy’s room, Dave met his sister. He sat near Mercy in the bed. “I love you”, he said carefully. Actually, he was scared to tell about his feeling. He thought that Mercy would be angry. But, the fact was the opposite. Mercy’s reaction was out of his prediction. She looked at Dave’s eyes and said slowly but sure, “I love you too”. Spontaneously, they was hugged each other. The situation was full of warmth. Actually, Mercy loved Dave like he loved her so much. But, she thought that was impossible. Then, they knew the fact that they were not true brother and sister. So, Dave was not a sister complex sufferer. They thought that no one could understand each other except themselves. Their parents were happy to know that their children grew up being mature persons and loved each other. So, they would be together until the end of time as a family as before.


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Andreo Asdifati/081214090

Jack The River

It was in London, unknown where the exactly time and where exactly the place was. There was a couple who live in happiness. They were new married couple in that town. They were new comers. The husband worked as a surgeon. His lovely wife worked as a housewife. When the husband got home after worked all day long he brought his wife a rose.

This is my good and lovely wife,” he said.

In that time situation in London was really anxious. It was really hard to life so to make their own still alive, many girls became harlots. Of course, “Jack” (his name after he killed some harlots, and people In London gave him this title) and his wife felt the same difficulties. Jack really loved his life; he didn’t want his wife became a harlot.

I will never let you become one of them, Darling,” said Jack.

His wife smiling and said, “Yes, Honey.”

But the situation compel this bad thing happened. Finally, his wife became a harlot.

Mother fucker, I can take this,” said Jack.

He became frustrated, he was not crazy. But something happened with his mind. He had personal grudge with all of harlots. Starting at that time, people in London were surprised when they found a woman died in bad shape. All of her intestines were not in her stomach, but beside her body. Her nose was cut too. But, it was not like other mutilation where the pieces were not tidy. In this case every pieces of woman part was very tidy, just like someone very good at operation. Several days later, people found again a dead body under one of the bridge; her body was still warm that was meant this happened recently. The tragedy happened near to the crowd there, but no one realized if there was mutilation. But, one of the people there then realized that. The woman was killed. Before their found her corpse, one of the people saw that she went out with a big guy with a pointed nose.

That man really tall, his face looks so cruel when he looked at me,” said one of the people.

The next day, the people in London found the same things. London police got something unusual just like the executor wanted to challenge all of them to catch him. The executor sent several parts body of the victims to the police station.

We cannot catch the man at this time, this guy is too smart,” said one of the police.

He made the police looked stupid. The police then found out the information of this man, but they still got nothing. There were the same thing in this case, everyone who were killed they all were harlots. All of the victims were women. Until now, no one can catch him. They can find out who the awesome killer was. He was the legend, not because killed some of people, but because the way he killed them and never left any proof. There was a rumor if the real identity of this killer was Israel person. Now, the people gave him a title, people called him “JACK THE RIVER.”

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ELISABET DETI KURNIAWATI

08 1214 092

HOW KANGAROOS GOT HIS TAILS

Long time ago, some animals looked very different to the way they look now. Kangaroo did not have tail and wombat had a high and round head. Mirram, the kangaroo and Warreen the wombat were good friends. They lived together in a hut that had been built by Warreen from tree barks. They were always together, but Mirram liked to sleep outside at night and made fun of Warreen, who always wanted to sleep inside.

“Come on Warreen, sleep outside with me. It’s better to sleep outside under the bright stars” said Mirram

“Although the stars are bright, it’s too cold outside and sometimes it rains. I might get wet. I like sleeping in my hut with a fire to keep me warm,” answered Warreen.

Mirram didn’t accept this, and then said, “Your bark is too dark and smelly. It’s better to sleep outside in the fresh air!”

“No, thank you. I’ll stay in my bark hut,” replied Warreen.

Later, Mirram shouted, “You are too afraid to sleep with me, you’re a chicken hearted, my friend!”

“I’m not afraid and I’m not a chicken hearted,” shouted Warreen.

Mirram kept on ridiculing Warreen, until one night, the Warreen agreed to sleep outside. During the night, he got cold and came back into his bark hut. Mirram laughed at him.

Mirram and Warreen played together at all summer and Mirram still made fun of Warreen’s hut. But everything changed when winter came. The weather became colder while Mirram sleep outside. He climbed a tree to protect himself. One night the wind lashed the kangaroo, Mirram, with raindrops that felt like icy needles. Mirram was so wet and cold. He struggled to go to Warreen’s hut. He arrived at his friend’s hut, and then screamed, “It’s me. Now let me in!”

“No. There is no space for you!” yelled Warreen.

Mirram was furious, he pushed the door until it opened, and he said, “I’m inside now, and you aren’t big enough to throw me out.”

“Hm…….m..m…h…h…..,” snorted Warreen, “Well, sleep over there, in the corner. You are wet and I don’t want cold rainwater dripping on me.”

After that Warreen approached the fire and went back to sleep. Mirram laid down in the corner. There was a hole in the wall of the hut. He couldn’t dry himself. The fire was out, but Warreen kept sleeping. He snored and enjoying nice dreams. It made Mirram angrier.

In the morning, Mirram’s body was stiff and sore. He hobbled outside and took a big rock. When he came back, he saw wombat that was stretching and yawning. Mirram dropped the rock on Warreen’s head, flattened his forehead and made his nose curl around.

“This is for not helping me get warm and dry. And from now, you will always live in a damp hole. Your flattened forehead and cold home will remind you of last night.” Said Mirram.

Later, they didn’t  speak each other or play together. While Warreen planned revenge. He made a big spear and waited until Mirram was busy washing his face. Then he threw the spear with all his strength and it hit Mirram at he base of his spine Mirram yelled in pain and tried to pull the spear out, but it was stuck.

“From now, that will be your long tail.” Yelled Warreen, “and you”ll never have a home to live in!” Cursed Warreen.

That is why wombats now have flat foreheads and live in dark, damp burrows underground and why kangaroos have long tails and always sleep outside.

** THE END **

Wombat                                                                                                             Kangaroo

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Bonifasius Puguh/081214081

The Emperor of Ming’s Dynasty

The story begins in the land of China in year of 2700 year ago. There was an emperor named Liu Ming who role the Ming empire. He was the 5th generation of emperor and the history stated he was the greatest emperor of Ming dynasty. He has won many wars and had conquered many kingdoms. But his life was so pity. Even though he had more than 300 wives he had no child.
One day the emperor came to the temple to consult the monk why he hadn’t had a child. He was so worried since there would be no heir that continue the throne. When he came to the temple, the monk said to him, “you are the great emperor because your army and your conquered enemy say so, but why you have no child? It is because you have killed so many fathers, husbands, and sons. This could be your curse. But you can break it by washing your sword with this holly water in full moon eve and sink it in Yang Tse River. And you have to promise never make blood anymore”. So the emperor agreed
The day of the full moon eve has come. The emperor washed his sword immediately, and soon he rode down the river of Tang Tse. When he sank his sword to the river, suddenly his general stopped him and reported that there was a betrayal in north kingdom. Liu Ming forgot his promise. He ordered his soldier to take back his sword.
The next morning he and his army went to the war. After three nights and days he won the war and successfully captured so many men, women, children, and several monks. One of the monks named Tung, has a special ability. He could see future and whatever may come. When the emperor knew about this, the emperor called Tung to tell the empire’s future. But Tung denied. He said that bad thing would be happen if he tells the prophecy. The emperor keep insist and treat him that he would killed every single children right before Tung’s eyes
Then, Tung started to talk. He said,” your majesty, I know that you’ll kill me after I tell your future. Soon you will have a son, but this is not good news at all, because your son will bring death to you. Your blood will shed by your own son.”
The emperor got angry. He took his sword and cut the monk’s head off. When Tung’s head dropped in front of the emperor’s throne, there was a voice said, “Your blood will shed in this throne, your son’s and all your generation’s blood will shed here.”
Few months later the queen gave birth a baby boy. They named the boy Sun Ming. The emperor should be happy of it, but he didn’t. He was so afraid of Tung’s prophecy. When his son was in the age of ten, the emperor sent him to the prison without reason. He did it to avoid the prophecy. But he was wrong
Ten years later after learning martial art from the other prisoner, Sun Ming escape from prison. He started to look his father. He wanted revenge. From the central gate of the Forbidden City he shouted out loud calling his father. The emperor shocked. He commanded his army to recapture Sun, but he was too strong to them to deal with. Sun run after his father. They fought for quite long. Their move reached inside the palace, just right in front of the throne, suddenly Sun took his father sword and stab his father’s neck till its’ off.
The prophecy has fulfilled. According to the history, this curse still happening until the 13th emperor of Ming omitted suicide in order to break the curse.

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Benidictus Jananto H.S
081214091

A Handsome Snake

Once upon a time in a hill in Scotland, there was an old woman named Hilda. Her husband was dead ten years ago. She lived in a small hut with her three daughters Chloe, Emily, and Marie. They were very poor and only got money by selling the harvest of their small garden.
One day, the mother Hilda got some hard disease. Her condition became so bad day by day. Somebody in their village told that Hilda will died if she wasn’t given a special medicine. The medicine was the leaves from the forest that must be cooked with the magic cinder from the top of a mountain. They were very sad to hear that. It was because the place was guarded by a big snake. Many people said that the snake will eat everyone who cane to that place.
From the three daughters, only the youngest one, Marie, who wanted to go to the mountain. She went to there in the morning. She was so fear but she continued to climb the mountain because she loved her mother very much and she didn’t want her gone. Unfortunately, what the people said was right, the place was so dark and horrible. The trees were so big and there was almost no light. Suddenly, the place became so noisy and the land vibrated. That was the signs of the snake’s coming. It was absolutely right that the snake was so big. From his eyes we can saw that he was so cruel. Marie tried to talk with the horrible snake in fear and trembling ,” Magic snake, please give me the magic cinder to cure my mother from her hard disease .“ Unpredictably the snake friendly answered ,” Okay, I’ll give you if you want to be my wife.“ Marie thought that the snake’s words was for testing her, so she accepted it. She brought the magic cinder home.
After she cured her mother she went back to the mountain and married the snake. In the night, Marie was surprised because a magical moment happened. The snake changed into a handsome warrior named Prince Ben. But it only happened in the night, in the morning he became a snake again. It was because he was cursed by his uncle. His uncle had desire to be a king so he cursed Prince Ben after his father died.
After Marie’s leaving, Hilda lived with Marie’s sisters Chloe and Emily. They were very jealousy with Marie. They wanted to know what happened with Marie. So, they went to the mountain. They arrived there in the night. Chloe and Emily were surprised because they saw a handsome man not an snake like what people often said. Then both of them decided to slander their sister. They tried to burn the snakes skin in order to make him angry with Marie. Nut, unpredictable moment happened. They made the curse ended. The snake became a normal man. He was very happy. He ran to Marie and then hugged her.
In the next morning, the snake who had became Prince Ben forever brought Marie to his palace. He chased her uncle away from the palace. He also invited Marie’s family to live in the palace. But only Marie’s mother who accepted that. Marie’s sister rejected the invitation. It’s because they were very ashamed with what they have been done.

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Yustian Pristantyo(081214068)

KEMUNING FLOWER

Once upon a time, there lived a King whose name was King Samada and he had seven beautiful daughters. He was well-known for his wisdom in leading the Kingdom and all of his populace was bent down under his power because of his kindness. On the other hand, he was too busy with his work in leading the kingdom, and as conclusion, his daughters were not well educated by their own father. The King’s wife had passed away when she gave birth to their youngest daughters, Putri Kuning, so only the sitters who took care of the seven daughters. The daughters became naughty and also spoiled. They just wanted to play and play without any prohibition, especially in Bedungu Lake, the Lake which had seven kinds of color and they also had fight with the other daughters. That was going all the time.
The daughters were named with color names, because their father grew old and got difficulties to remember anything even his own children and they always wore clothes based on their names, so that the King could recognize them. The eldest was Putri Hijau and her sisters were Putri Merah, Putri Jingga, Putri Biru, Putri Nila, Putri Ungu, and the last Putri Kuning. They were all the same in their beauty at a glance; however Putri Kuning, the youngest daughter, had a very different attitude from her sisters. She was a cheerful and independent girl. She never asked the sitters to serve her; instead she also helped them in their working and also never asked expensive things. She liked living in simplicity.
One day, the King was about to go overseas. Before that, he gathered together his daughters in Palace’s Hall.
“I am going to abroad my daughters. It must be a long trip. What do you want as souvenirs?” The king asked a question to his daughters.
“I want green ruby!” said Putri Hijau.
“I want purple silk and don’t forget to bring us a lot of jewelry. We want it most.” said Putri Ungu to his father with innocent face.
All of the daughters had asked expensive things, but Putri Kuning was only in silence.
“All of your sisters have asked souvenirs. Why don’t you ask for souvenirs also?” asked The King
She thought for a moment and held on her father’s arm
“Father, there is nothing in this world that worthier and can replace you. I just want you going back to our lovely palace in safe. That’s all my request.” replied Putri Kuning with tears rolled down her face.
All of her sisters laughed and mocked her for her words.
“Putri Kuning, your words is so kind. I promise I will be back and bring the best souvenir you ever had.” said The King looking into Putri Kuning’s face.
The King went abroad afterward and left his lovely daughters in his palace.
During the King’s course, the daughters became naughtier and lazier. In the morning, they often snapped the sitters to serve them. The sitters and the servants were busy due to the fussy daughters, therefore The King’s garden were neglected. It was too dirty and then Putri Kuning saw it and she decided to clean the garden, because the King so loved it. Dry leaves, weeds, and branches all were cleaned by Putri Kuning. The servants and the sitters attempted to prohibit her, but Putri Kuning still harden her way and they let her doing that. The other daughters knew it and started to mock Putri Kuning.
“Look sisters! We have a new servant. Ha…ha…ha…” said Putri Merah with laughing to others.
“Hey!! There is till dirt here. Clean it up quickly!” forced Putri Biru.
They laughed at Putri Kuning’s work. The garden was neat before, until the other sisters messed it up. They threw the dry leaves, branches, and all of the garbage into the garden and now, it was very dirty. It happened continually, until Putri Kuning was really tired and not able to sweep again. However, Putri Kuning didn’t say anything and continued his work on cleaning the garden. Next, her sisters left her with that job and went to the Bedungu Lake.
One of the sitters came over to Putri Kuning.
“Let me help you doing this.” asked the sitters.
Putri Kuning just smiled to her and all of the servants and sitters came and helped her.
“You are so kind and care about the others. You are not the same as your sisters. I really believe that one day, you will be famous and give goodness to everyone.” said one of the servants.
“That’s so kind. I know the suffering that has been done to you by my sisters. I know those feelings if I were you.” replied Putri Kuning.
The days during the King’s course were all the same. Putri Kuning was always tortured and humiliated by her sisters.
“You must be embarrassed with your attitude. It is not necessary to give all of you presents. You all never know about someone’s suffering and only know about fun and fun and fun.” said Putri Kuning angrily.
“We are bored with your speech. Keep it on your mind and never give us again. Let’s go to the Lake”, said Putri Nila with ignoring Putri Kuning saying and inviting the others.
One day, The King arrived from his course and saw Putri Kuning was arranging flowers on his garden’s porch. Nevertheless, the other sisters played in Bedungu Lake. The King was so sad after he knew that. Then he came over Putri Kuning.
“My lovely diligent child. Your father has nothing to be a present to you except this green necklace.” said the King.
“It’s all right father. The important thing is you go home safely. This necklace is also the best present I ever had. Look, father! It matches with my clothes, isn’t it? ”, Putri Kuning said happily and her father was only able to smile and hug her with tears.
Afterwards she made her father a cup of tea. All of her sisters were coming to get their souvenirs and they forgot about Putri Kuning moreover asking about her. The following day, Putri Hijau saw her sister wore a green necklace. After she knew it, she grew angrily and incited the other sisters to seize the necklace. They caught Putri Kuning and hit her at her head intuitively. That made Putri Kuning died. Then, the other sisters got confused and decided to burry her inside the palace and nobody knew about Putri Kuning.
The following day the King wanted to see Putri Kuning and was shocked, because Putri Kuning was disappeared. He ordered his guards to find her, but it had no result. Days, months even years, the King was still looking for her and didn’t find anything.
“I am just a bad father. I can’t take care of my children and also educate them. Maybe it’s better to send them studying abroad. They must learn about good attitude.” said the King sadly.
Then, he sent all of his daughters going abroad and after that, he was just lonely in his beautiful big palace. In his loneliness, he just thought about his lovely child, Putri Kuning and was on grief all days. One day, accidently he saw a strange plant.
“What kind of plant is this? The stem looks like my daughter’s robe, the leaves looks like Putri Kuning’s necklace, its flowers are yellowness white and it’s very fragrant. It reminds me of my lovely daughter. I name this strange plant, Kemuning.” He said with happiness, because it reminded him to Putri Kuning.
Since that, Kemuning got its name. It has many advantages. The stem can be used to make beautiful boxes, whereas the wood skin can be used as powder. After died, Putri Kuning still gives kindness to everyone.

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