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94. Si Kancil and Siput - The Deer and The Snail

One day the deer seem sleepy. His eyes seemed heavy to open. "Aaa .... rrrrgh", the occasional deer seem to evaporate. Because the day was quite sunny, the deer feel a loss if the waste. He began to take a stroll through the woods to dispel sleepiness. Up on a hill, the deer shouted arrogantly, "O the woods, I am the most intelligent animals, clever and smart in this forest. Nothing can match the intelligence and my intelligence ". As he puffed out his chest, the deer was off and running down the hill. When we reached the river, he met with a snail.

"Hi deer!", Greeted the snails. "Why are you screaming? Were you happy? ", Said the snail. "No, I just want to tell all the inhabitants of the forest if I am the most intelligent animals, ingenious and clever", said the deer Proudly.

"Arrogant once you hare, I am the most intelligent animals in the forest," said the Snail. "Hahahaha ......., which may be" teased deer. "To prove it, what if tomorrow morning we race?", Challenged the Snail. "Okay, I accept your challenge," said the hare. Finally they both agreed to hold a race tomorrow morning.

After the deer go, the snail soon gather his friends. He asked for help to his friends lined up and hide in the race track, and the answers that the deer call.

Finally, the awaited day has arrived, deer and slugs were ready to race. "Are you ready to run a race with me", said the deer. "Of course I have, and I would win," said the snail. Then the deer slug invited to run first and called to make sure it is the extent to which the snails. Deer running relaxed, and felt confident that he would win. After a few steps, the deer tried to call the snails.

"Snail .... Where you been up to?", Cried the deer. "I'm in front of you!", Cried the snails. Hare astonished, and soon his pace. Then he called again the snail, and the snail replied with the same words. "I was there in front of you!" 

Eventually the deer ran, but by calling it the snail, he always comes up and says that he was ahead deer. Sweat profusely, his legs felt weak and gasping breath. Deer ran on, until he saw the finish line. The face of deer are very pleased, because when he called snail, is not there any more answers. Hare felt that he was the winner of that race.

How surprised the deer, because he saw the snail was sitting on a rock near the finish line. "O deer, why are you so long? I've come out of that! ", Cried the snails. With bowed heads, the deer over to the snails and admit defeat. "So do not get cocky, you're so clever and smart, but you're not the most intelligent and clever," said the snail. "Yeah, I'm sorry snails, I would not be arrogant again", said the deer.


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Pada suatu hari si kancil nampak ngantuk sekali. Matanya serasa berat sekali untuk dibuka. “Aaa....rrrrgh”, si kancil nampak sesekali menguap. Karena hari itu cukup cerah, si kancil merasa rugi jika menyia-nyiakannya. Ia mulai berjalan-jalan menelusuri hutan untuk mengusir rasa kantuknya. Sampai di atas sebuah bukit, si kancil berteriak dengan sombongnya, “Wahai penduduk hutan, akulah hewan yang paling cerdas, cerdik dan pintar di hutan ini. Tidak ada yang bisa menandingi kecerdasan dan kepintaranku”. Sambil membusungkan dadanya, si kancil pun mulai berjalan menuruni bukit. Ketika sampai di sungai, ia bertemu dengan seekor siput.

“Hai kancil !”, sapa si siput. “Kenapa kamu teriak-teriak? Apakah kamu sedang bergembira?”, tanya si siput. “Tidak, aku hanya ingin memberitahukan pada semua penghuni hutan kalau aku ini hewan yang paling cerdas, cerdik dan pintar”, jawab si kancil dengan sombongnya.
“Sombong sekali kamu kancil, akulah hewan yang paling cerdik di hutan ini”, kata si Siput. “Hahahaha......., mana mungkin” ledek kancil. “Untuk membuktikannya, bagaimana kalau besok pagi kita lomba lari?”, tantang si Siput. “Baiklah, aku terima tantanganmu”, jawab si kancil. Akhirnya mereka berdua setuju untuk mengadakan perlombaan lari besok pagi. 

Setelah si kancil pergi, si siput segera mengumpulkan teman-temannya. Ia meminta tolong agar teman-temannya berbaris dan bersembunyi di jalur perlombaan, dan menjawab kalau si kancil memanggil.
Akhirnya hari yang dinanti sudah tiba, kancil dan siput pun sudah siap untuk lomba lari. “Apakah kau sudah siap untuk berlomba lari denganku”, tanya si kancil. “Tentu saja sudah, dan aku pasti menang”, jawab si siput. Kemudian si siput mempersilahkan kancil untuk berlari dahulu dan memanggilnya untuk memastikan sudah sampai mana si siput. Kancil berjalan dengan santai, dan merasa yakin kalau dia akan menang. Setelah beberapa langkah, si kancil mencoba untuk memanggil si siput.

“Siput....sudah sampai mana kamu?”, teriak si kancil. “Aku ada di depanmu!”, teriak si siput. Kancil terheran-heran, dan segera mempercepat langkahnya. Kemudian ia memanggil si siput lagi, dan si siput menjawab dengan kata yang sama.”Aku ada didepanmu!” 

Akhirnya si kancil berlari, tetapi tiap ia panggil si siput, ia selalu muncul dan berkata kalau dia ada depan kancil. Keringatnya bercucuran, kakinya terasa lemas dan nafasnya tersengal-sengal. Kancil berlari terus, sampai akhirnya dia melihat garis finish. Wajah kancil sangat gembira sekali, karena waktu dia memanggil siput, sudah tidak ada jawaban lagi. Kancil merasa bahwa dialah pemenang dari perlombaan lari itu. 

Betapa terkejutnya si kancil, karena dia melihat si siput sudah duduk di batu dekat garis finish. “Hai kancil, kenapa kamu lama sekali? Aku sudah sampai dari tadi!”, teriak si siput. Dengan menundukkan kepala, si kancil menghampiri si siput dan mengakui kekalahannya. “Makanya jangan sombong, kamu memang cerdik dan pandai, tetapi kamu bukanlah yang terpandai dan cerdik”, kata si siput. “Iya, maafkan aku siput, aku tidak akan sombong lagi”, kata si kancil.


:: Janganlah suka menyombongkan diri dan menyepelekan orang lain, walaupun kita memang cerdas dan pandai ::