Cerita tentang orang tua disini maksudnya sebuah kisah tentang orang yang sudah tua ya, bukan orang tua ayah dan ibu anda. Jadi, disini 3 cerita tentang orang yang sudah tua, ada yang wanita tua dan ada juga cerita tentang seorang laki-laki tua. Seru deh pokoknya, anda bisa membaca sendiri ceritanya dan pasti tidak akan bosan. Tiga cerita berikut benar-benar singkat tetapi penuh dengan pesan moral yang baik untuk di renungkan. Mau baca?
Agar tak penasaran, dikasih tahu terlebih dahulu bocoran judul untuk ketiga kisah yang akan anda baca. Dengan membaca judulnya mungkin anda akan tertarik membacanya. Tiga Cerita Singkat Orang Tua dalam Bahasa Inggris tersebut yaitu sebagai berikut:
1. The Rich Old Lady (Wanita Tua Kaya)
2. The Old Man and the Hare (Lelaki Tua dan Kelinci)
4. The Old Man and the Tiger (Orang Tua dan Harimau)
5. The Old Grandfather and his Grandson
Many years ago a fierce tiger lived on a mountain in north China. It chased any man, woman or child who passed by. The local magistrate offered a reward to anyone who could kill it. Many tried but lost their lives. At last, the magistrate sent for a famous tiger hunter living in a nearby village.
When the hunter arrived, everyone came out to have a good look at him. They were disappointed to find that he was a small, old man with a bent back. There was a boy of about twelve or thirteen with him. “Where is the tiger?” the old man asked. No one answered. “let’s go and catch the big cat in the mountain before doing anything else,” the old man said. Again no one replied. He knew that no one wanted to help him so he waited until the next morning. He then told the magistrate what had happened. The magistrate ordered ten young men to take the old man and his boy to the mountain. When they reached the bottom of the mountain, they were afraid to go any further. “Come on!” cried the old man “Don’t be afraid! I will show you how to kill the tiger.”
Just before they reached the tiger’s cave, the old man told them to stop. “Dig a deep hole in front of me,” he ordered. “Cover it with leaves.” When they had done this he said, “I shall now tell the boy to roar like a tiger. When the tiger comes out of his cave, you must all hide behind the nearest rock. I shall face the tiger alone.”
He then ordered the boy to roar like a tiger. The tiger come leaping out of his cave. It ran towards the old man who stood waiting for it with a long spear in his hand. Just before it reached him. It fell into the deep hole which had been dug in the ground. The old man leant over the hole and stabbed the tiger with his spear many times.
“It is dead!” he cried. “It will never cause you any more trouble.”
The villagers living in that place praised the old man for his bravery and skill. They asked him to become their leader.
Once there lived an old woodcutter who went every day to the forest to cut trees. One day, after he had cut a lot of wood, he felt hungry. “Oh, I’m tired and hungry,” he said as he sat down on a tree stump and opened his lunch box.
“I may be old.” Replied Mr. stupid, “but my heart is young. We can throw the rocks and earth into the sea.”