Saturday, May 21, 2011

Recount Text : The Clever Servant

This is an old story. It was first told along ago. A rich man wanted to make a journey to go another town. He was a businessman. He wanted to take things to sell. He also wanted to take gold to buy things with. He decided to take ten servants with him. They would carry things to sell and the gold and also food to eat on the journey.

He was kind man. He said to one of this servant “You are the smallest, the thinnest and the weakest of all my servants. You cannot carry heavy load. You must choose the highest load to carry”

The servants thanked his mother for his kindness. He pointed to the biggest load. This was bread to eat on the journey

His master said,” You are foolish. That is the biggest and heaviest load” but the servant picked up the load carefully and the journey began. They walked for four hours. Then they stopped for a rest. They all ate some of the bread. There was less bread for the servant to carry. The servant’s load grew smaller and lighter every day. At the end of the journey , the servant had nothing to carry.

(Taken From : Bahasa Inggris SMA dan MA, 2008 )

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