Understanding English stories. This is another example of narrative text. If you want to know what narrative and how it is structure, read what is a narrative text? A narrative text is narrating, telling a story. Its purpose is amusing the reader with a story. Let’s see the following example of narrative text.
Narrative Text in the Story of a Farmer and the Box
Once time, there was a poor farmer. He lived with his wife. One day, he dug up his field and found a big box. He then kept it in their house.
One sunny morning, his wife dropped an apple in the box. Suddenly, the box begun filled with apples. No matter how many apples were taken out, more apples took place in the box.
One day, the framer dropped a gold coin into that box. At once, apples disappeared and the box begun filled up with gold coins. Soon the farmer became rich.
Having heard that his son got rich, the framer’s father visited the couple. His father was not very strong. He could not go out to work anymore. So the farmer asked his old father to help him take the gold coins out of the box.
His father worked hard, took the gold coins out of the box. When he told that he was very tired and wanted to have a rest, the farmer shouted at him; “Why are you so lazy? Why can’t you work harder?. The old man said nothing and continued to work. Suddenly the old man fell into the box, he died. At once the gold coins disappeared and the box begun filled up with dead men.
The framer had to pull out and burried. To do this, the farmer had to spend all the money which he had collected before. When he had used up all his money, the box broke. The farmer was just as poor as before.