Berikut ini diberikan sebuah contoh teks naratif dengan jenis fable (cerita binatang) berjudul ‘The Ant and The Dove’
The Ant and The Dove
One hot day, a very thirsty ant was seeking for some water. After walking around for a moment, she came to a river. While drinking water from the river, the ant lost his balance and slipped. He fell unintentionally into the water.
‘Help! Help! Help!’ cried the ant. But no one could hear his cries. He could have sunk if a dove up a nearby tree had not seen him. Seeing that the ant was in trouble, the dove quickly plucked off a leaf from a tree and dropped it immediately into the water near the struggling ant. Then the ant moved towards the leaf and climbed up there. Soon it carried him safely to dry ground. He thanked the dove for saving his life.
After a few days, the dove was sitting on a tree. There was a hunter nearby aiming his arrow at the dove, hoping to shoot it in this way. The ant saw the hunter. He knew that his friend, the dove, was in danger. He quickly bit the hunter’s leg. The hunter cried in pain. The hunter’s arrow missed the dove. This time, the ant saved the dove. The dove thanked the ant for saving her life. And they became friends forever.
Moral value : one good deed deserves another.
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