Layan sajalah cerita dongeng ini... teringatkan kenangan masa kecil-kecil dulu... dimana ibubapa suka sangat membelikan buku-buku cerita yang mengandungi banyak unsur-unsur teladan... supaya anak-anak mereka dapat mempelajari dan menghayatinya...
Long ago, there was a little boy called Jack. He lived in a small cottage with his mother. They were very poor. One day jack and his mother were very hungry. We don't have any money to buy food,''Said Jack's mother. All they had left was their cow. We will have to sell buttercup,'' said Jack's mother sadly. Take her to the market today,'' She said , But be sure to get a good price for her.'' Jack set off on his long journey to town.
On the way, he met an old man sitting at the side of the road. I will give you a magic bean for her ,'' Said the man. Jack took the magic bean and ran all the way home. Proud of his day's work, Jack said to his mother, look what I got for Buttercup! It's a magic bean.'' How could you be so stupid?'' Shouted Jack's mother, We needed money, not a silly bean.'' In her anger, Jack's mother threw the bean right out of the window. It landed in the middle of the garden.
Jack awoke early next day. When he looked out of his window, he saw that a tree had grown from the bean. Jack was very excited and ran outside into the garden. There, he saw a huge beanstalk. The beanstalk grew way up into the sky. Jack could not see right up to the top, so he decided to climb it. Holding on very tightly, Jack climbed until he was up in the clouds. He could see the whole village below! Jack saw a giant castle floating in the clouds. He decided he would go and see who lived there. Hello!'' Jack shouted as the huge castle door opened. There stood a washer woman, but she was a giant. "Oh, good, a small boy to help me with my work!'' She said. Jack followed her inside. "Here comes my master! you must hide before he enters the castle,'' She said. Jack hid in the fireplace. A huge giant entered the room and shouted, "Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of a little boy in my castle!'' "There is no boy here,'' She lied. The giant replied, "Butter not be-or else! Now bring me my magic hen.'' The woman placed a hen upon his table. To Jack's Surprise, The hen laid two golden eggs!
When the giant had fallen asleep. Jack took the magic hen and hurried down the beanstalk."Mother! We are rich!'' Said Jack. He told his mother of the beanstalk, the huge giant and the magic hen. The next day Jack climbed the beanstalk again. He wanted to see what other things he could find. "Be careful, Jack,'' called his mother. She watched Jack climb higher and higher into the sky. Jack entered the castle very quietly. He was careful not to be seen by the washer woman or the huge giant.
Once inside, Jack saw the giant listening to his magic harp while counting all his golden coins. As soon as the giant had fallen asleep, Jack took the magic harp and golden coins. Then he ran and ran! "Master! Master!'' called the magic harp. the giant awoke. He was angry and chased Jack.Jack began to climb down the beanstalk. The giant was right behind, getting closer. When he reached the bottom, Jack took an axe and chopped the beanstalk until it fell. The giant came crashing down with the beanstalk. He fell into a deep hole, never to be seen again. Jack and his mother lived happily. they had a hen that laid golden eggs, a magic harp and golden coins!