Jumat, 23 Desember 2016

The Bicycle


Mike was an 11 years old boy. He was the only son to his parent. His father worked as a carpenter and his mother was a home maker. Although Mike’s family wasn’t a rich one, they lead a happy life.

Mike’s school was located a mile away from his home. Mike’s birthday was coming up in a week. He requested his father to buy him a bicycle, so that he can go to school in cycle and not by walk and depend on his father to drop him at school. His father also promised him to buy a bicycle so that he need not walk to school anymore. Mike felt so happy.

The birthday boy woke up happily with his mother and father wishing him with all smiles on his birthday. Mike was feeling very happy and expects that his father would gift him the bicycle. He had a beautiful gift wrapped nicely in his father’s hand and surprised.

The father gifted him the parcel and Mike saw a set of books as the birthday gift from his father. Although he was a little unhappy as he did not receive the bicycle, he thanked his father.

Mike’s father was depressed as he did not have enough money to buy a cycle. He promised to his son that he would soon buy him a cycle.

After a week, when he was walking on his way to his home back from school, he saw a boy riding a cycle. Mike felt that the cycle was too small for the big boy. Suddenly, the boy crashed into a post and skidded in the street. Mike rushed to him and recognized him. He was his school mate, named Sam.

Sam was injured badly and there was no one near to help him except Mike. Mike helped him stand up and provided him water. Since Sam was riding the cycle faster, his left leg and hands were severely injured. He asked him to sit in a corner and took the cycle and rushed to a nearby hospital to get help.

An ambulance came and carried Sam to the hospital. He then rushed to Sam’s home and informed about the accident to his parent.

Sam and his parent thanked Mike for the timely help. Mike in turn thanked, ‘It was all possible just I had Sam’s cycle.’ Mike also told Sam’s parent, ‘cycle is too small for Sam to ride and that’s why he was injured.’ Sam and Mike became close friends. Mike met Sam every day in hospital until he was discharged.

Sam got a new cycle and he came to know that Mike doesn’t own a cycle. He gave his old cycle to Mike and with Mike’s parent permission, Mike accepted the gift from Sam.

Indonesian:
Mike adalah anak laki-laki berumur 11 tahun. Anak tunggal. Ayahnya bekerja sebagai tukang kayu dan ibunya adalah ibu rumah tangga. Meskipun keluraga Mike tidak kaya, mereka hidup bahagia.

Sekolah Mike berjarak satu mil dari rumah. Ulang tahun Mike tinggal seminggu lagi. Ia meminta ayahnya agar membelikannya sepeda, sehingga dia bisa pergi sekolah naik sepeda dan tidak berjalan kaki atau tergantung ayahnya yang mengantar. Ayahnya berjanji akan membelikannya sepeda sehingga tidak perlu berjalan kaki lagi ke sekolah. Mike merasa senang.

Di hari ulang tahun, anak itu bangun dengan gembira karena ayah ibunya mengucapkan selamat ulang tahun dengan sebuah senyuman. Mike merasa sangat bahagia dan berharap ayahnya memberikan sepeda sebagai hadiah. Dia melihat sebuah hadiah terbungkus dengan rapi di tangan ayahnya dan terkejut.

Ayahnya memberi hadiah parsel dan Mike melihat buku seri sebagai hadiah dari ayahnya. Meskipun dia agak tidak senang karena bukan hadiahnya bukan sepeda, dia berterima kasih pada ayahnya.

Ayah Mike merasa bersalah tidak dapat memberikan hadiah sepeda untuk puteranya karena uangnya tidak cukup. Dia berjanji pada anaknya untuk membelikannya sepeda.

Seminggu kemudian, ia melihat seorang anak pulang ke rumah dari sekolahnya memakai sepeda. Mike merasa sepeda itu terlalu kecil untuk anak sebesar itu. Tiba-tiba anak itu kecelakaan karena menabrak tiang dan tergelincir di jalan. Mike menghambur ke arahnya dan mengenali anak itu sebagai teman sekolahnya, Sam.

Sam terluka parah dan tidak seorang pun di di dekatnya untuk menolong kecuali Mike. Mike membantunya berdiri dan memberikan air minum padanya. Akibat mengendarai sepeda terlalu cepat, kaki kirinya dan tangannya luka-luka. Dia meminta Sam untuk duduk di tepi jalan lantas ia sendiri bersepeda menuju rumah sakit terdekat untuk mendapatkan pertolongan.

Mobil ambulan datang dan membawa Sam ke rumah sakit. Dia bergegas ke rumah Sam dan memberitahu orangtuanya.

Sam dan keluarganya berterima kasih padanya. Mike menjawab, ‘Itu semua dapat saya lakukan karena bantuan sepeda Sam sendiri.’ Mike juga mengatakan pada orangtua Sam, ‘Sepedanya terlalu kecil untuk Sam, oleh karena itu dia mengalami luka-luka.’ Sam dan Mike menjadi teman akrab. Mike mengunjungi Sam setiap hari di rumah sakit sampai dia keluar dari rumah sakit.

Sam mendapat sepeda baru dan ia tahu kalau Mike tidak punya sepeda sendiri. Dia memberikan sepeda tuanya untuk Mike. Dan atas ijin orangtuanya sendiri, Mike menerimanya.

The Bicycle Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Yohanes Octa

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