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Isang inahing manok na may anak na tatlong sisiw ang naninirahan sa gitna ng taniman ng mais. Isang araw, lumabas ng bahay ang magsasakang may-ari ng taniman at sinabing, "Panahon na upang anihin ko ang aking maisan! Kailangan tawagin ko ang aking mga kapit-bahay upang tulungan ako sa aking pag-ani bukas!"
Narinig ito ng mga sisiw at agad iminungkahi sa kanilang ina, "Kailangang lumikas na tayo rito at humanap ng ibang matitirahan inang! Kung hindi, matatagpuan tayo rito ng mga magsisipag-ani bukas at huhulihin upang patayin!"
"Huwag kayong mabahala mga anak," ang wika ng inahing manok. "Kung mga kapit-bahay lamang ang aasahan niya, hindi agad magsisipag-kilos ang mga iyon! May panahon pa tayo upang manirahan dito."
Tama nga ang sinabi ng inahing manok. Sapagkat kinabukasan nga'y walang mga kapit-bahay na dumating upang tumulong sa pag-ani ng magsasaka.
"Kung hindi ko maasahan ang aking mga kapit-bahay, sa aking mga kamag-anak ako lalapit upang humingi ng tulong sa isasagawa kong pag-ani bukas!"
"Narinig ng mga sisiw ang sinabi ng magsasaka at dali-daling iminungkahi sa kanilang ina. Ngunit muli, hindi nabahala ang inahing manok at sinabing, "Kung sa mga kamag-anak lamang siya aasa hindi magsisipagsunod ang mga iyon! May mga trabaho ring dapat asikasuhin ang mga iyon at tiyak na hindi maasahan. May panahon pa tayo para manirahan dito mga anak!"
Kinabukasan nga'y tama uli ang sinabi ni inahing manok. Walang kamag-anak na dumating ang magsasaka upang tulungan siya sa pag-ani sa maisan.
Dahil dito, napilitan ang magsasakang tawagin ang kanyang anak at sinabing, "Bukas na bukas din, tayong dalawa na lamang ang aani sa ating pananim. Wala tayong ibang maaasahan kundi ang ating mga sarili!"
Nang marinig iyon ng mga sisiw, dali-dali silang nagtungo sa kanilang ina at iminungkahi rito ang sinabi ng magsasaka.
Noon nagdesisyon ang inahing manok na lumisan sila sa lugar na iyon, at sinabing, "Kung sinabi ng magsasaka na siya na ang gagawa ng pag-ani, dapat tayong maniwala! Sapagkat totoong walang sinuman siyang maaasahan kundi ang kanyang sarili!"
Bagong Kaibigan

(Ang maikling kwentong ito ay mula sa panulat ni G. Bernard Umali)
May napulot akong papel. Nakasulat doon na may matatagpuan daw akong isang kaibigan. Kinakailangan ko raw sumakay para matagpuan ito. Umuwi ako agad sa amin dahil baka naroon na ang kaibigang tinutukoy sa papel.
Sumakay ako sa likod ng kabayo pero wala doon ang bagong kaibigan. Binuksan ko ang binatana at nakita ko ang aming hardin. Maraming halaman at insekto doon. Masaya silang naglalaro pero hindi ko sila maintindihan. Lumabas ako sa likod-bahay at nagpunta sa dagat. Sumakay ako ng bangka upang hanapin ang aking kaibigan pero walang ibang tao sa dagat. Ah alam ko na. Sumisid ako sa ilalim ng dagat, sumakay ako sa likod ng dolphin at doon nakita ko ang iba’t-ibang hayop at halaman, pero hindi ako mabubuhay doon. Kaya bumalik na lamang ako sa amin.
Gabi na ng makauwi ako. Mula sa aking silid ay may natanaw ako na maliwanag sa langit. Mayroong isang bituin na ubod ng laki. Ahah! Pupuntahan ko ang bituin. Kumapit ako sa lobo at pinuntahan ko ito. Pero walang tao roon. Mula sa itaas ay tanaw na tanaw ko ang daigdig na bilog at nagliliwanag. Ang ganda ng kulay. Para itong bolang umiilaw. May kulay bughaw, luntian at kulay lupa. Naisip kong bumalik na, mula sa itaas ay nagpalundag-lundag ako sa mga ulap, ang sarap! Parang mga bulak! Nagpadulas ako sa bahaghari! Subalit wala pa rin akong kalaro kaya gumamit ako ng isang malaking payong at ginawa kong parachute. Napunta ako sa kagubatan. Doon ay nagpupulong ang mga hayop. Hindi ko sila maintindihan kaya bumalik na ako sa amin sakay-sakay ng isang elepante. Maya-maya ay kinalabit na ako ni inay.
“Gising na anak, may pasok ka ngayon”
“Nay, nanaginip ako na may makikilala akong bagong kaibigan!”
“Oo, meron nga, doon sa inyong paaralan kaya gumising ka na at darating na angschool bus.“

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