Dongeng Bahasa Inggris

 

Just like before, the young man went back to the forest. And there in the same place sat a man binding himself round tightly with a belt, and making the most horrible faces. As the young man approached, he cried, "I have eaten a whole ovenfull of rolls, but it has not satisfied me a bit; I am as hungry as ever, and my stomach feels so empty that I am obliged to bind it round tightly, or I should die of hunger."

The young man could hardly contain himself for joy when he heard this. "Get up," he exclaimed, "and come with me, and I will give you plenty to eat, I’ll warrant."

So he led him to the king’s court, where his majesty had ordered all the flour in the kingdom to be made into bread, and piled up in a huge mountain. The hungry man placed himself before the bread, and began to eat, and before evening the whole pile had disappeared.

Then the young man went a third time to the king, and asked for his bride, but the king made several excuses, and at last said that if he could bring him a ship that would travel as well by land as by water, then he should, without any further conditions, marry his daughter.

The young man went at once straight to the forest, and saw the same old gray man to whom he had given his cake. "Ah," he said, as the young man approached, "I was the one who sent the men to eat and drink, and I will also give you a ship that can travel by land or by sea, because when you thought I was poor you were kind-hearted, and gave me food and drink."

The young man took the ship, and when the king saw it he was really surprised. But the king could not any longer refuse to give him his daughter in marriage. The wedding was celebrated with great ceremony, and after the king’s death the simple wood-cutter inherited the whole kingdom, and lived happily with his wife.

 

Source : http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/68/fairy-tales-and-other-traditional-stories/5085/the-golden-goose/

Partially simplified by Dwi